Makes 8 servings
2 1/2 hr (includes marinating)
Jerk Seasoning — Here a spicy blend of garlic, onion, Chile's, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon,
originated in Jamaica
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- 4 scallions, rough chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons DIRTY DICK'S HOT PEPPER SAUCE
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- Juice of 1 orange
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoons ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 chicken breast halves with skin and bones (3 pounds), halved crosswise
- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks
Blend all marinade ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Marinate and grill chicken:
Divide chicken pieces and marinade between 2 sealable plastic bags. Seal bags, pressing out excess air, then
turn bags over several times to distribute marinade. Put bags of chicken in a shallow pan and marinate,
chilled, turning once or twice, for 24 hours. Remove from marinade wipe marinade from skin side only.
Let chicken stand at room temperature 1 hour before cooking.
To cook chicken using a charcoal grill:
Open vents on bottom of grill and on lid. Light a large chimney of charcoal briquettes (about 100) and pour
them evenly over 1 side of bottom rack (you will have a double or triple layer of charcoal).
When charcoal turns grayish white and you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds, sear
chicken skin side down in batches on lightly oiled rack over coals until well browned on all sides, about 5
minutes per batch. watch carefully do not let your chicken burn. Move chicken as seared to side of grill with
no coals underneath, then cook, covered with lid, until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes more.
To cook chicken using a gas grill:
Preheat burners on high, then adjust heat to moderate. Cook chicken until well browned on all sides, 15 to 20
minutes. Adjust heat to low and cook chicken, covered with lid, until cooked through, about 25 minutes more.
Serve chicken with your favorite salsa