Sunday, March 2, 2008

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 1/2 tsps allspice, ground
1 1/2 tsps black pepper, ground
1 Tbsp hot pepper, chopped
1 tsp hot pepper, crushed, dried
2 tsps oregano, crushed
2 tsps thyme, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup onion, puréed or finely chopped
1/4 cup vinegar
3 Tbsps brown sugar
8 pieces chicken, skinless (4 breasts, 4 drumsticks)

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine all ingredients except chicken in large bowl. Rub seasoning over chicken.
3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 or more hours.
4. Evenly space chicken on nonstick or lightly greased baking pan.
5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until the meat can be easily pulled away from thebone with a fork. The drumsticks may require less cooking time than the breasts.

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