July 17, 2013

Summer Grilling Time: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken



It is finally raining after a very hot week. Some people love the heat and humidity, I am not one of them. Having grown up in Seattle even when summer was at it hottest it was nowhere like it is where I live now. My mother was determined before she came out for my wedding that according to the weather channel the humidity wouldn't be that bad. It was 95 and very humid the day of my wedding. My mother never said another word about the weather. It didn't help anything that our wedding was outside, the rose garden was beautiful where we were married, but it was hot! Even my tomatoes are unhappy with the near 100 degree, hot and humid weather this week. They are not happy at all and I have lost a number of leaves to heat scorch. So let it rain as much as it want. There is something great about southern summer storms. Since the heat has been high I have been using the oven as little as possible. Yesterday I tried a new recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken from Redbook magazine.

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 22 minutes of total time (plus marinating), all of which is active and makes 4 servings. I only made a few changes o the original recipe. First I used a seeded jalapeno. Since my kids were eating it I wanted to cut down on the spiciness. I used my indoor electric grill, with this heat I had no desire to go outside. I left out the time, because honestly I forgot. I was too busy doing other things that I failed to read it in the ingredient list. I served the finished chicken with basmati rice.

The sauce on this chicken is deliciuos. It is a nice combination of spicy and sweet. Seeding the jalapenos was perfect, it really cut down on the heat, which was perfect for my kids. This dish was even better the next day after the flavors had sat on the chicken over night. Plus it re-heated very well.

This recipe is currently not available online (Redbook's decision - not mine). You can find it in the August issue of Redbook magazine. (I think that is the issue, but for whatever reason they don't put the month on the bottom of the recipe pages - hint, hint Redbook). 

20 comments:

  1. Southern storms are oh so different from the ones up north. I can't even describe it, but you're right, there's something about them.

    The recipe looks tasty.

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    1. They really are different! I never knew how much until I moved south :)

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  2. We are on day 5 or 6 of over 95 degree weather and we have 3 more to go at least (or so they say). I don't mind heat, but not this hot.

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    1. It's hot here again today. We had one rain storm and then it was back to the hot weather :)

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  3. We have gone from rainy to hot and steamy. Certainly not normal summer weather here in New England.

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    1. We are always hot in the summer, 100 degree days are pretty common. I stay indoors as much as I can :)

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  4. I love the flavors that the allspice gives to the chicken. Hope it cools down for you.

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    1. I'm a huge fan of allspice too, I love it!

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  5. I love jerk chicken. I had a few Jamaican friends who did it really well when I lived in NY. I loved going to their BBQ. My daughter is currently vacationing in NY with family and I made sure to tell her to bring me back some Jerk Seasoning because I wanted to do some for our Labor Day BBQ. Love it!

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    1. Jerk seasoning is the best! I bet it will be great at your bbq :)

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  6. Ann, this looks mouth watering! Perfect for summer too! I just happen to have some jerk seasoning a co-worker brought back from Jamaica - I guess I could experiment or get the magazine :-)

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    1. I agree that it is perfect for summer :) I experiment a lot, I wish that they would have the link online, some magazines are better about it than others!

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  7. Here in NYC it's been a week of 95-100 heat! I love jerk chicken but right now I need cold salads to eat! And ice cream!

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    1. Here too :) Tonight we had hail when it was in the 90's, which was crazy!

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  8. Ugh...I hate the humidity too!

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  9. Looks yummy! Yep stiffling hot and humid here too.

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    1. At least it is supposed to only be in the upper 80's this week. It's a little bit better :)

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  10. Looks delish! I think I may have to add this to the menu this week :)

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    1. Thanks :) It really is delicious!

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