๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸณRecipesJamaican Recipes for Jerk Chicken Fans

Spice up your taste buds with these Jamaican recipes for jerk chicken fans. Learn how to make authentic jerk chicken, rice and peas, and more!

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Are you a fan of spicy and flavorful dishes? Look no further than Jamaican cuisine, which is known for its bold and vibrant flavors. One of the most popular Jamaican dishes is jerk chicken, which is marinated in a spicy blend of herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. In this blog post, we'll share some authentic Jamaican recipes for jerk chicken fans to try at home.

  1. Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 lbs chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Scotch bonnet peppers (seeded and minced)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the onion, garlic, scallions, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper.

  2. Add the soy sauce, vegetable oil, vinegar, orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, and Scotch bonnet peppers to the bowl and mix well.

  3. Add the chicken to the bowl and coat it with the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-8 minutes per side (or until cooked through).

  5. Rice and Peas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups water

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, sautรฉ the onion and garlic until softened.

  2. Add the rice, kidney beans, thyme, salt, and black pepper to the pot and stir to combine.

  3. Add the coconut milk and water to the pot and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes (or until the rice is cooked through).

  5. Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Add the water, milk, and vegetable oil to the bowl and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them into discs.
  5. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Fry the dumplings for about 2-3 minutes per side (or until golden brown).

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