Recipe & Playlist: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

We're heading out to Arto and Hannele's now for a bbq, and decided to bring Jamaican Jerk Chicken to grill. We've done it only once before and absolutely loved it. The only reason we haven't done it more often is that the combination of habanero chilis, onions, and other spices creates an almost painful eye-scorching, nose-running, choking, coughing vapour in the kitchen. So to the great outdoors it goes! I've basically taken the recipe exactly as it appears here. For real jerk-iness make sure to poke some holes in the chicken (we used pointy Japanese chopsticks to pierce the breasts). * 1 tablespoon Ground allspice * 1 tablespoon Dried thyme * 1 1/2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons Freshly ground black pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground sage * 3/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg * 3/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon * 2 tablespoons Garlic powder or fresh * 1 tablespoon Sugar * 1/4 cup Olive oil * 1/4 cup Soy sauce * 3/4 cup White Vinegar * 1/2 cup Orange juice * 1 Lime juice * 1 Scotch bonnet pepper (habanero) * 3 Green onions -- finely chopped * 1 cup Onion -- finely chopped * 4 to 6 chicken breasts

Since many of the most popular posts on the site are either recipes or playlists, I've decided to combine it into a 'Recipe and Playlist' feature. These songs go along with the Jamaican vibe (including the islands other more famous 'herb'), and some about the main ingredient. So cook up some spicy hot chicken, put on the grooves and enjoy!

Posted on July 26, 2008 and filed under Food, Tunes.