Jamaican Jerk Chicken : A Lil' Spice And It's Real Nice



It was time to try out a different recipe! And one that includes some of my favorite spices. Plus, I was inspired to attempt this recipe since my husband is from Jamaica. Now, I'm not saying he is biased or anything BUT he said it was so incredibly good and wish I made more!


Anywho, on another note - the Jerk Seasoning, believe it or not provides gut health benefits to our microbiome (Microbiome means the home of our healthy and bad bacteria). Did you know that many of the spices that are included in the Jerk sauce provides anti-inflammatory benefits and even builds up the healthy bacteria within your gut?


Two of the spices that I admire within the Jerk Seasoning is Cardamon and All Spice. They both are jam packed with polyphenols that have antioxidants in them to help reduce inflammation. All Spice may even be able to ease GI bloating!


If you're wondering how to get the best flavor out of cardamom, get them in the pods, then crush the seed pods right before cooking. And that also goes for the All Spice ! You'll get massive flavor and a really punch of potent nutrients.


Ingredients

Yield: 2 portion

  • 2 tbsp dried shallots

  • 1/4 tsp Habanero (or add more if you want super spicy)

  • 3 tbsp Jerk Seasoning (I used Busha Browne- see below)

  • 4 tbsp Tamari, Low Sodium

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 8 drum sticks, chicken

Directions

  1. In a shaker container, add all of your ingredients and shake until well combined. Allow to rest fo

  2. In a glass container lay out your chicken legs and pour over the Jerk Chicken marinade and cover for 24+ hours in the fridge. The longer the better!

  3. When ready the following day, preheat your grill to 350'F. Pull your chicken out and allow to rest for 20 minutes, this allows the chicken to cook evenly.

  4. Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, about 35 to 40 minutes. Brush with any remaining marinade while cooking during the last 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Enjoy this meal with your favorite rice and bean mix and dark green leafy's.


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Thank you to That Clean Life for the picture!


Get the Jerk Seasoning I used on Amazon at Whole Foods!