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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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This Jamaican jerk chicken recipe will transport you to Jamaica via your tastebuds.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins
Wet Jerk
 8 medium spring onions (chopped)
 1 whole red chilli (stemmed and finely chopped)
 ½ cup avocado oil
 75 ml lime juice (juice of 3 limes)
 3 cloves garlic (peeled)
 6 sprigs thyme
 1 handful basil leaves
 1 handful coriander leaves
 2 tbsp smoked paprika
 2 tsp ground ginger
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 ½ tsp allspice
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground cloves
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp black pepper
 1 tsp salt
Chicken
 6 chicken drumsticks with skin on
 6 chicken thighs with the bone in.
 2 whole limes (cut into wedges)
Wet Jerk
1

Whizz everything except for the chicken and the lime wedges up in a blender.

Chicken
2

Preheat your oven to 180°C.

3

Mix the jerk with the chicken pieces in a bowl, then spread them evenly over a medium sized baking tray and place them in the oven for 35 minutes.

4

Place them on a serving platter and serve with fresh lime wedges.

Ingredients

Wet Jerk
 8 medium spring onions (chopped)
 1 whole red chilli (stemmed and finely chopped)
 ½ cup avocado oil
 75 ml lime juice (juice of 3 limes)
 3 cloves garlic (peeled)
 6 sprigs thyme
 1 handful basil leaves
 1 handful coriander leaves
 2 tbsp smoked paprika
 2 tsp ground ginger
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 ½ tsp allspice
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground cloves
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 2 tsp black pepper
 1 tsp salt
Chicken
 6 chicken drumsticks with skin on
 6 chicken thighs with the bone in.
 2 whole limes (cut into wedges)

Directions

Wet Jerk
1

Whizz everything except for the chicken and the lime wedges up in a blender.

Chicken
2

Preheat your oven to 180°C.

3

Mix the jerk with the chicken pieces in a bowl, then spread them evenly over a medium sized baking tray and place them in the oven for 35 minutes.

4

Place them on a serving platter and serve with fresh lime wedges.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken