Jerk Chicken Recipe

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  1. Discard stems, seeds, and ribs from 2 chiles and coarsely chop.
  2. Coarsely chop remaining chile including seeds (for a less spicy dish, seed half of chile before chopping).
  3. Blend chiles with remaining ingredients except chicken in a food processor until a paste forms.
  4. Cut several 1-inch-long slits in each piece of chicken, then rub paste all over chicken, rubbing it into slits.
  5. Marinate, covered and chilled, at least 2 hours or up to 1 day (longer is better for flavour).
  6. To cook chicken on charcoal kettle grill: When charcoal turns grayish white (15 to 20 minutes from lighting) and you can hold your hand 5 inches about top rack for 3 to 4 seconds, grill chicken, skin sides down first, on portion of lightly oiled grill rack with no coals underneath, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. To cook chicken using indirect heat on gas grill: Preheat all burners on high (until thermostat registers 500°F).
  8. Turn off 1 burner and reduce heat on other burner (or burners) to medium.
  9. (Thermostat should register 350 to 375°F.) Grill chicken, skin sides down first, on portion of lightly oiled grill rack over unlit burner, covered, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.
  10. If you aren't able to grill, you can roast jerk chicken, skin sides up, in 2 large shallow flameproof baking pans (1 inch deep) in upper and lower thirds of a preheated 450°F oven, switching position of pans halfway through roasting, until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Then turn on broiler and broil chicken, about 4 inches from heat, until skin is browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 423.44 Kcal (1773 kJ)
Calories from fat 157.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.55g 27%
Cholesterol 241.15mg 80%
Sodium 697.99mg 29%
Potassium 823.32mg 18%
Total Carbs 9.39g 3%
Sugars 3.59g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.14g 9%
Protein 52.03g 104%
Vitamin C 7.4mg 12%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Calcium 64.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 127.95 Kcal (536 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.3g 27%
Cholesterol 72.87mg 80%
Sodium 210.91mg 29%
Potassium 248.78mg 18%
Total Carbs 2.84g 3%
Sugars 1.09g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 9%
Protein 15.72g 104%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 12%
Iron 1mg 19%
Calcium 19.5mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.5
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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