Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Serves 6 to 8

 

5 bunches whole scallions, roughly chopped

 

3 large cloves garlic

 

3 Scotch bonnet peppers or habanero peppers, seeded

 

2 tbsp. Home Farm Herbery Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Spice Blend

 

 

One (2 1/2 to 3-pound) chicken, backbone removed

 

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine scallions, garlic, Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers and Home Farm Herbery Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Spice Blend thyme, allspice, pepper, and salt; with processor running, add 1 cup water through feed tube to make a sauce. Set aside 1/2 cup for serving.

 

  1. Using the tip of a paring knife, make 8 small incisions all over chicken. Place in a shallow baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken, turning to coat. Cover, and refrigerate, turning occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.

 

  1. 3. Preheat a grill pan over high heat. Place chicken on grill. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, basting chicken with the marinade, for 10 minutes. Rotate chicken, and cook until slightly charred, about 15 minutes more. Turn chicken over, repeating process until slightly charred and an instant-read thermometer read 160°, about 25 minutes more. Alternatively, preheat oven to 425°, and bake for 50 minutes, turning once halfway through. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Let rest for 10 minutes. Using a sharp cleaver, chop into small pieces, bone and all, if desired. Otherwise, leave pieces whole. Serve with reserved sauce.

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