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I wanna be a jerk

showthyme Jan 13, 2009 07:41 PM

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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    hankstramm RE: showthyme Jan 13, 2009 07:55 PM

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

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      KiltedCook RE: showthyme Jan 14, 2009 03:45 AM

      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.

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      1. re: KiltedCook
        calikoala RE: KiltedCook Jan 14, 2009 07:59 AM

        Thasalotta chicken!

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          KiltedCook RE: calikoala Jan 15, 2009 09:36 AM

          What! You never heard of cutting recipes in half?

      2. alkapal RE: showthyme Jan 14, 2009 05:51 AM

        here is another thread on the topic: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/315618

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

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