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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

49 Ratings
49 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 10 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Turn up the heat with this spicy and savory chicken dish! Packed with aromatics and spices this chicken dish is bursting with flavor! Serve with a side of rice and a fresh tossed salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice (ground)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper (crushed, dried)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano (crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup onions (puréed or finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 9 teaspoons brown sugar (3 tablespoons)
  • 8 pieces of chicken, skinless (4 drumsticks, 4 breasts)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chicken in large bowl. Rub seasonings over chicken and marinate in refrigerator for 6 hours or longer.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  4. Space chicken evenly on non-stick or lightly greased baking pan.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until the meat can easily be pulled away from the bone with a fork.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source:

Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style
US Department of Health and Human Services
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 breast or 2 small drumsticks (104g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 161
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 178 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 25 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 35 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 262 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 161
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 8 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 16 mg
Cholesterol 68 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 4 g
Protein 25 g
Minerals
Calcium 35 mg
Potassium 262 mg
Sodium 178 mg
Copper 64 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 28 mg
Phosphorus 192 mg
Selenium 22 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 10 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin B12 0.3 mg
Vitamin C 3 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 6 mcg
Folate 8 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 11 mg
Choline 70 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Protein Foods 3 ounces

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