For Jamaicans, Jerk chicken is more than just a culinary delight. It’s a cultural experience that is deeply embedded in the energetic vibes of Jamaican culture.
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The secret to a jerk chicken recipe’s rich flavor lies in the marination process. Moreover, the more time you allow the jerk seasoning marinade to settle, the more the chicken will embody the jerk flavors. Bursting with the fresh essence of spices and flavors! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get into the basics of the marinade.
Making the Marinade at Home
Mixing the marinade at home with all these ingredients, Jamaicans would combine them in a food processor or blender to make a thick puree. The puree would coat the chicken in every nook thoroughly. Then the chicken would be left to marinate in a bowl or ziplock bag in the refrigerator for a minimum of four (4) hours or overnight. Remember the longer the chicken marinates the better it tastes. You can freeze the marinated chicken if you need to keep it for an extended period of time. Just ensure that the chicken is completely thawed before cooking. Jerk chicken recipe and instructions
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place the chicken on an oiled baking sheet and cover it with aluminum foil. Bake chicken for about one (1) hour or until the center of the chicken is 165 degrees. For best results, either uncover the chicken halfway through baking or broil the chicken at the end.
Heat the grill to about 400 degrees. Rub the grill grates with vegetable oil to avoid the chicken from sticking. Grill until the chicken is cooked evenly while turning frequently to ensure that the chicken is caramelized and charred to perfection.