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Jerk-Style Chicken

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Jerk Style Chicken
4 Hr
45 Min

A traditional Kwanzaa dish, Jerk-Style Chicken is packed with flavor that your family is sure to celebrate all year long.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2 pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 tablespoon dried jerk seasoning

What to Do

  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic  bag. Add remaining ingredients, seal, and turn bag to coat evenly.
  2. Place in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken and onion in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish; discard any remaining marinade.
  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until no pink remains and juices run clear.



For a great go-along, try our crunchy Kwanzaa Slaw.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 482
  • Calories from Fat 176
  • Total Fat 20g 30 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g 18 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 69g 139 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 201mg 67 %
  • Sodium 2,306mg 96 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.6g 2 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2 %
  • Sugars 1.5g 0 %

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Followed exactly except added green pepper strips and sprinkled with a little more jerk seasoning when putting in oven. Good but we thought it needed more zip. Next time I'll increase rum and seasoning by 50% and maybe add a little red pepper or hour sauce.

Good but needs more kick. I added some green pepper strips. Also sprinkled with about a teaspoon more jerk seasoning when putting oven. Think next time I'll increase rum and jerk seasoning by 50% and maybe add a few dashes of hot sauce to the marinade.

Any suggestions for what can be substituted for rum?

Don't want to use alcohol? No problem. Just substitute 1 teaspoon of rum extract mixed with 5 teaspoons of water and you're good to go!

Dec 26 where is recipe for green beans/shallots and rice?

What are ingredients for jerk seasoning?

Check out this link for a very popular brand of jerk seasoning. Here you will find the ingredient list for Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning.

I also would like to know where you get the dried jerk seasoning?

what can I substitute for rum????

where get dried jerk seasoning? I used BBQ rub but needed add 2 more oz of dark rum, not light.


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