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Jerk Chicken Bake

November 01, 2019 S Malik 6 Comments


baked Jerk Chicken on a baking tray

Jerk Chicken Bake is an easy to make chicken dish. Here I have baked it, thus saving time to do other stuff. It is ideal for a weeknight dinner, for when you are in a rush. In this recipe I have used green chilies instead of scotch bonnet, as that is the only chili I had at hand. I have omitted vinegar to substitute with lemon juice.

The dish originates from Jamaica. It is a blend of African cooking technique with native Jamaican spices. There are two theories for the name:

  • Originally Spanish word "Charqui", used to describe dried meat, was used. Over time this term evolved from "Charqui" to "Jerky" to "Jerk".
  • Another theory is that, Jerk is a technique where you poke holes into the meat, so that the marinate penetrates into the meat.

  • 03:40 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
2 lb chicken pieces
1 inch ginger
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cloves powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 onion
2 green onion
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 green chilies
1/4 cup olive oil

Steps

1
Done
5 mins
add all the ingredients to the blenderthe spices and seasonings are blended
Put all the ingredients (except the chicken) into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning.
2
Done
3 hrs
chicken marinated in egg free jerk seasoning
Pour over chicken in a bowl and mix well. Marinate 3 hours or overnight.
3
Done
5 mins
When ready to cook, heat the oven to 350 o C.
4
Done
35 mins
chicken ready for baking, spread out on a baking tray
Spread the chicken on a baking tray. Place in the oven to cook for 35 minutes or until the chicken is done. Turn the chicken half way through.
5
Done
10 mins
Allergy Friendlly Jerk Chicken Bake and Chana Pulao
Once done take out of the oven and serve as with rice or a side of your choice.

Cook Notes

  • Soy Substitution: simply leave out the soy sauce. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Green Chili Substitution: use scotch bonnet pepper.
  • Serve with my Chana Pulao as a side



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6 comments:

  1. i've loved Jerk ever since I first tried it in Jamaica. I always thought you needed a grill to make it, so its great to see that I can make it in the oven. Great recipe!

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  2. Such great flavours in this and so easy too, loved it!

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  3. I love jerk chicken but never make it! Loving your baked version!

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  4. This looks so juicy and delicious! I love jerk seasoning - I can't wait to try this!

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  5. If it has 'Jerk' in the name, I want it!! Love everything about jerk seasoning, and this looks so so yummy and easy!!

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  6. Yum! This chicken has all those spices and flavours that I am big on. A winner for sure! I am definitely making this soon.

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