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Jan 13, 2009 07:41 PM

I wanna be a jerk

So it's winter and bbq season is over, but i'm craving jerk chicken and am calling all chowhounders to help. I need a good jerk recipe w/o a bbq.

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  1. Have one, I'll have to dig it out. It involve roasting the chicken instead, Ain't hard to adapt any recipe.

    1. Roastin is upside down grilling - can do easy!

      Here's a recipe I've used successfully:

      Jerk Chicken
      3- 4 lb whole chicken or pieces
      6 sliced scotch bonnet peppers (or other hot peppers)
      2 Tbsp. thyme
      2 Tbsp. ground allspice
      8 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
      3 Medium onions, finely chopped
      2 Tbsp. sugar
      2 Tbsp. salt
      2 Tsp. ground black pepper
      1 Tsp ground cinnamon
      1 Tsp nutmeg
      1 Tsp ginger
      1/2 cup olive oil
      1/2 cup soy sauce
      Juice of one lime
      1 cup orange juice
      1 cup white vinegar

      Chop the onions, garlic and peppers. Blend all of the ingredients except the chicken in a blender to make the jerk sauce.

      If you have a whole chicken, quarter it now. Rub 2/3 of the sauce in to the meat, saving some for basting and dipping later. Refrigerate overnight to marinate.

      Preheat oven to 350. Roast for 30 minutes, turn the meat over then roast an additional 30 minutes or until it temps 155. Remove, rest and serve with remaining sauce for dipping.

      2 Replies
        1. re: calikoala

          What! You never heard of cutting recipes in half?

      1. here is another thread on the topic:

        steve raichlen's jerk recipes are "da bomb!"