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Cha Cha Cha Jerk Chicken

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround allspice
1 tablespoon 15mlSalt
4 teaspoons 20mlChili powder
1 tablespoon 15mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlDried thyme
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced garlic
4 teaspoons 20mlRed pepper flakes - or to taste
1 teaspoon 5mlGarlic powder
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCayenne pepper
1 teaspoon 5mlTurmeric
1 teaspoon 5mlCurry powder
1 teaspoon 5mlGround ginger
1 teaspoon 5mlGround coriander
1 tablespoon 15mlDried oregano
1 cup 237mlWorcestershire sauce
2 cups 474mlOrange juice
2 cups 474mlPineapple juice
6   Boneless chicken breasts - (to 8)

Recipe Instructions

Note: Read the instructions carefully before you begin so you don't run the risk of finishing the recipe before the twice-heated chicken is fully cooked.

In a bowl large enough to hold marinade and chicken pieces, combine allspice, salt, chili powder, black pepper, thyme, garlic, pepper flakes, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, curry powder, ginger, coriander, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and orange and pineapple juices. Mix well. Add chicken breasts, turning to coat with marinade. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 24 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium heat until partially cooked, about 4 minutes a side. Remove from heat (jerk chicken is cooked twice). Let cool a few minutes, then cut each breast lengthwise into two pieces.

Use brush to apply more marinade to each piece, then cook over low heat until chicken is done, 4 to 5 minutes, brushing frequently with marinade to keep moist.

At the restaurant, jerk chicken is served with a watercress salad and mashed yams or black beans.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Each serving: 309 calories; 584 mg sodium; 109 mg cholesterol; 16 grams fat; 3 grams carbohydrates; 36 grams protein; 0.58 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 06-28-2000


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