Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Vegetables
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
You’re a jerk, I know…You’re a jerk, I know. Sorry, that’s the first thing that comes to mind with this recipe. What do we have here? A meal that will take your taste buds all the way to the island of Jamaica. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday last June where we got to indulge in that breezy Caribbean lifestyle that includes loads of bona fide food. Although I love to eat true, authentic dishes from all over the world, when cooking at home I tend to put my own spin on things. I’ve read that Jamaican Jerk usually calls for very diverse ingredients such as cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. However, growing up, my mama is deathly allergic to cinnamon –crazy right?? So when cooking, I tend to stay away from those flavors. Don’t worry, I keep the main spices in this yummy marinade and to make it better? This can all be made in one pan for easy clean-up! So grab a Red Stripe and bring those island flavors to life in your own home!
2 lbs chicken drumsticks
1 medium red onion (chopped)
1 lb red potatoes (cubed)
1 cup carrots (cut to look like coins)
3 celery stalks (chopped)
1 Cup chicken broth
1 packet Italian seasoning salad dressing mix
2 T canola oil
4 T soy sauce
2 T brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 T garlic powder
2 T cumin
1 t Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Add all marinade ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stir well until combined.
- Rinse chicken then pat dry and place in marinade turning them to make sure they are well coated with the marinade. Set aside.
- Get 9×13 inch pan, line with alumiunum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Chop veggies and spread them in bottom of pan, pour chicken brother over and sprinkle with thyme.
- Place chicken on top of veggie and pour all the marinade over the pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes turning once halfway through.
- After the 60 minutes is up, turn your oven on Hi Broil and let them get crispy (about 5 minutes on each side)
- Serve it up!
- The best way to recreate this dish is to marinate the chicken for a couple hours or overnight. This will allow the chicken to really absorb all the flavors.
- You can also dice the veggies when you marinate the chicken making the cooking process flow seamlessly when you are ready to bake! I am not a procrastinator when it comes to food! Prep that shit.
- You can broil for longer if you wish for the drumsticks to be even crispier, just make sure you don’t burn the veggies!