Continuing in my mission to find a chicken dish that I like, I decided to try Saveur's recipe for jerk chicken. Some other names I've used to refer to this dish over the last few days:

Personal issues chicken
Bastard chicken
Anti-social chicken
Prick chicken
Thinks-his-shit-don't-stank chicken

The marinade in and of itself smells amazing and tempted me to eat it with a spoon:

Jerk Chicken

combine the following in a blender or food processor
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tsp ground allspice
8 cloves garlic
5 habanero chiles (the original recipe at Saveur calls for 8, but this is too spicy for most people)
8 green onions, roughly chopped
2 shallots, roughly chopped
1 1" piece of peeled ginger, roughly chopped
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

place 5-8 chicken pieces (thighs and legs, bone in) in a baking dish, pour sauce all over top, making sure each piece is totally covered. Cover with plastic and leave in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.

Place on a BBQ or a grill pan on a stovetop and leave to grill, about 20 minutes each side, depending on thickness of the chicken. Transfer to plate and serve.

Yes. YES! I have found a chicken dish I like:

I went over to Junior's and we made this on his barbeque. It's zesty and spicy and juicy and exotic and all the things I love about well-marinated meat. It's heavy on spice so if spice is not your thing, I'd skip it. Goes great with a cool salad. Enjoy!




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