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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

The spices and peppers in this dish will transport you to a whole new taste.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes 10 servings ½ breast or 2 small drumsticks


8 pieces skinless chicken (4 breasts, 4 drumsticks)

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1½ tsp ground allspice

1½ tsp ground black pepper

1 Tbsp chopped hot pepper

1 tsp dried hot pepper

2 tsp oregano

2 tsp dried thyme

½ tsp salt

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 C onion, pureed or finely chopped

¼ C vinegar

3 Tbsp brown sugar

calories 113
Total fat 3 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 161 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrates 6 g
Potassium 192 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Wash chicken and pat dry.

  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken.

  • 3
    Rub seasonings over chicken, and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or longer.

  • 4
    Preheat oven to 350 °F. Space chicken pieces evenly on a nonstick or lightly greased baking pan.

  • 5
    Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30 to 40 minutes, or until the meat can easily be pulled away from the bone with a fork.

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