Best Ever Jerk Chicken
Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.
Place chicken on a cutting board. So marinade will penetrate, using a skewer or fork, pierce chicken right through to the bone or cutting board. Repeat at at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) intervals. Place chicken in 1 or 2 large freezer bags.
For marinade, put onions and garlic in a food processor. Chop ginger and add. Add the juice of lime and remaining ingredients. Whirl until ground and a thick paste is formed.
Pour over chicken, dividing evenly if using 2 bags. Massage outside of bag to ensure marinade is evenly covering chicken. Press out as much air as possible, then seal. Place bags in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Turn bags at least once to distribute marinade.
To roast, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Set a rack on a large foil-lined baking sheet. Remove chicken from marinade, shake off excess, then place on the rack. Fold in skinny ends of chicken to even out thickness. Bake until meat feels springy when pressed and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 155°F (70°C), from 40 to 55 minutes.
Marvelous with rice and peas and a mango salsa.
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