Saturday, November 1, 2008

Jerk Chicken

This recipe is from my sister-in-law, Cara. It's a nice variation on grilled chicken.

8 chicken portions
Oil, for brushing
salt and black pepper

1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
2 tsp brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 TBL vinegar
2 TBL oil
1 TBL lime juice
1 hot fresh chili, chopped

To make marinade, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mash them together well to form a thick paste. Lay chicken portions on a plate/board and make several lengthwise slits in the flesh. Rub the seasoning all over the chicken and into slits. Place chicken portions in a dish, cover with plastic wrap and marinate for several hours (overnight is best) in the fridge. Preheat grill. Shake off any excess seasoning from chicken. Brush with oil. Place chicken either on baking sheet or directly on grill. Cook on grill until juices run clear, turning often.

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