Jerk Chicken

Spicy Jamaican chicken

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Rating: (1)Serves: 4Serve With: Rice & PeasCooking Method: GrillReady In: 3 hours 50 mins Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 30 mins
LOW
Energy Density
1.4kcal/g
MED
FAT
17g per serve
LOW
SATURATES
3g per serve
LOW
SUGARS
9g per serve
MED
SALT
2.9g per serve
Free-from:
Suitable for:HalalKosherPregnant Women

Preparation

  1. Peel the ginger, garlic and onion
  2. Juice the lime
  3. Grind any whole spices
  4. Put everything (except the chicken) into a blender to make the jerk sauce
  5. Rub the sauce into the chicken pieces
  6. Put everything into a bowl, cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours (ideally overnight)
  7. Grill or BBQ the chicken for around 15mins per side, regularly basting with the remaining jerk sauce

Ingredients

  • 800g chicken pieces
  • For the jerk sauce
  • 1tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1tbsp dried thyme
  • 2tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1tsp fresh parsley
  • 3tsp muscovado sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 2tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 nutmeg, ground
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 hot chillies
  • 1 lime
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp soy sauce
  • 100ml white wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp good dark rum

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large bowl
  • Lid for bowl, or cling film

Notes

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving size: 389g
  • (21% / 27%)   Calories: 534kcal
  • (31%)Total fat: 17g
  • (15%)   Saturated fat: 3g
  • (34%)   Unsaturated fat: 12g
  • (57%)   Cholesterol: 172mg
  •   Trans Fat: 0.0g
  • (11%)Total carbohydrates: 34g
  • (30%)   Sugars: 9g
  • (36%)   Fibre: 9g
  • (124%)Protein: 62g
  • Salts
  • (57%)   Sodium: 1.1g
  • (41%)   Potassium: 1.4g
  • Minerals
  • Calcium: 36%
  • Iron: 130%
  • Zinc: 30%
  • Magnesium: 47%
  • Phosphorus: 88%
  • Copper: 111%
  • Manganese: 27%
  • Selenium: 520%
  • Fluoride: 3%
  • Cryptoxanthin: 32mg
  • Lycopene: 0%
  • Lutein: 557mg
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A: 66µg
  • Thiamin (B1): 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2): 0%
  • Niacin (B3): 140%
  • Vitamin B5: 0%
  • Vitamin B6: 77%
  • Folate (B9): 21%
  • Vitamin B12: 42%
  • Choline: 29%
  • Vitamin C: 152%
  • Vitamin E: 20%
  • Vitamin K: 261%
  •  
  • Arginine: 4g
  • Aspartic Acid: 4g
  • Glutamate: 6g
  • Glycine: 2g
  • Proline: 2g
  • Serine: 2g
  • Tyrosine: 2g
  • Alanine: 3g
  • Cystine: 0mg
  • Amino Acids
  • Histidine: 2g
  • Isoleucine: 2g
  • Leucine: 5g
  • Methionine: 2g
  • Phenylalanine: 2g
  • Threonine: 2g
  • Tryptophan: 0mg
  • Valine: 2g
  • Lysine: 6g
  • Betaine: 17mg

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