Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jerk Chicken Drumstick

Jerk is a popular style in Jamaican cooking. It is used for cooking meat, traditionally pork or goat, but you can use chicken and fish as well. The secret behind the bold flavor of jerk is the marinate as it give this dish a well rounded flavor of sweet, hot, herbal and spicy. For the best result you should marinate the meat overnight and grill it the next day. Since I am too lazy to crank up the grill I just bake it in the oven. You can serve the chicken over rice or salad but for me I just roasted some potatoes to go with it.

Ingredients :

1 big onion - chopped
3 garlic cloves
2 jalapeno chili, chopped (seeds removed if you want less heat)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh thyme
3 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup of soy sauce
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

8 pieces of bone in chicken (can be drumsticks or thighs)

1. Remove skin and fat of the chicken and make some light cuts on the surface of the meat.
2. Put all the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Set 1/4 cup aside for brushing .
3. Put the chicken pieces in a zip log bag and pour in the marinate. Make sure the chicken is coated well with the marinate and refrigerate it for 4-6 hours or overnight.
4. Grill the chicken over medium high heat until its done or bake it in a 400 degree F oven until golden brown. Make sure you turn the chicken occasionally and brush it with the reserve marinate.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dish!

Elin Chia said...

Would like to try this out..looks finger-licking good!
Hubby would love this dish :) Thanks for sharing.


Beachlover said...

hmmm your jerk drumstick remind me of my deep fried drumstick 2 days ago...Must be good!.Mishu eat until her pimples pop out! these days I better bake like you instead of fried chicken!more healthy!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and very tasty!

pearly said...

jerk drumstick mmm my kido will love it ,is a good one again i think i can buy a few more freash drumstick and marinate it then frozen it when have no time to do cooking can defrozen it and bake in the oven for my kido . thank again ! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Big Boys Oven said...

oh my oh my this is ao finger licking good!

Yatie_T said...

I love jerk chicken, yours looks so pretty and I am sure it'll taste good too. We have a lot of Jamaican restaurant here... just "ta pau". hehehe... I know, I'm lazy!

Salt N Turmeric said...

heard a lot abt jerk but never had it before. must try this soon.

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious. I really enjoy jerk chicken, and your recipe makes it look downright easy. I also really liked the pomegranate garnish...

Tastes of Home said...

this looks good, i've never had jerk chicken before but sounds good, will definitely try this the next time I want chicken :)

anudivya said...

In answer to your query about jaggery (brown sugar)... yes you should be able to get it in any Indian grocery store. They normally come as small hard rounds, which you would break up at home, or they also come in powdered form (I prefer this one). The hard rounds are normally challenging to break.

Christelle said...

Looks very yummy, I need to try it! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, thank you.

Elin, you are most welcome :)

Lesley, make sure if you are making this for Mishu cut down on the chili. Yeah, is much healthier to bake or grill it.

Debbie, do try out this dish.

Pearly, this will be good for you to make for your family since you are so busy with the baby now.

BBO, :)

Yatie, ni senang buat. Just marinate everything and then stick it in the oven and check on it once a while.

PJ, you kat CA lagi senang. Can BBQ all year round. Next time try this out when you want to lit up your grill :)

Fearless Kitchen, you are right. This is really easy :)

TOH, hope you like this recipe :)

Anu, thank you.

Christelle, hope you like this :)

LCOM, thank you.

Heather said...

yum! this looks great! i love jerk chicken! the pomegranate seeds look beautiful!

Michael Paskevicius said...

This looks really easy and delicious!!! I will make it this weekend for poker night.

Anonymous said...

Gert, from the pict and ingredients, i'm sure this one is really delicious and simple too..that's what i'm looking for..hehe, thanx for sharing dear!

tigerfish said...

I would think rice please...just give me salad or potatoes!

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ICook4Fun said...

Heather, thank you.

Michael, thank you. Hope your poker buddies enjoy this dish :)

Ummi, I always go for easy and not so many ingrediets dishes :)

Tigerfish, I don't like too much rice either :)

VG, will get to the meme later and post it at the other blog.

Nazarina A said...

Both your chicken dish and the little cheesecakes look so scrumptious. i keep thinking that if I looked hard enough it will magically appear!!!

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Food For Tots said...

Tks for sharing the secret! It looks so yummy!

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ICook4Fun said...

Nazarina, thanks for the award :)

Food for tots, thanks.

Janet, thanks for the award :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this tonight!