I couldn’t share Caribbean recipes without sharing my second favorite recipe…for jerk chicken. While you can make your own jerk seasoning, I prefer to just use the one that my Jamaican friends use…Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning paste. With primarily natural ingredients (scallions, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, black pepper, all spice, nutmeg, cane sugar and thyme leaves) and at only 5 calories a serving, the premade seasoning saves me a lot of time and energy. Anyway, this chicken is definitely on the spicy side, so plan accordingly if it is for the family dinner. (One of my sons can handle the heat, but one can’t!)
Easy Peasy Jerk Chicken Recipe
Yield: 4 servings
· 2 lbs chicken, cut up into pieces
· 3 tbsp Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning
· Seasoned salt and pepper, to taste
- Season the chicken with the salt, pepper and two tablespoons of the jerk seasoning. Cover and refrigerate the seasoned chicken in a container the night before (or at least 2 to 3 hours before cooking).
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the marinated chicken into a pan and let it bake uncovered for 30 minutes in the oven.
- Turn the chicken over and spread the last tablespoon of jerk seasoning on top of the chicken. Let it bake uncovered for 30 minutes on this side before removing the baked chicken from the oven.