Jerk Chicken

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews

Directions

Mealthy Tip

Removing the seeds from chile peppers greatly reduces the spice levels. You can also trim away the white membrane inside the pepper for further heat reduction. Make this dish gluten-free by swapping tamari (a wheat-free version of soy sauce) for the soy sauce!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 709 calories; 46g fat; 8.7g carbohydrates; 71g protein; 377mg cholesterol; 1524mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 709 Calories from Fat 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 70%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 22.3g
Cholesterol 377mg 126%
Sodium 1524mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 8.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 71g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 5% Iron 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Reviews

4.5out of 5 Stars

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Paul Kriloff says:

Awesome flavor! Definitely tend to it while it cooks - the sugar and the spices in the marinade will burn if you grill on too high a heat (as I did - and foolishly walked away not realizing how hot the grill really was). I also halved the amount of habanero, and it had a perfect amount of heat. I let it marinate overnight and poured the extra marinade on the chicken as it cooked for extra flavor. Delicious!!

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Tal Levitas says:

I like my food spicy so I didn't seed my Habaneros. If you bake it in the oven, as I did, you lose some of the smoky flavor, but it came out really tender and juicy. The marinade is great, I think I'm going to try the marinade on shrimp next time.

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Steve Failows says:

Those habaneros pack a punch, boy was this chicken a spicy little dish. it's my first time tackling a marinade with that kind of kick. I forgot to deseed the habaneros but it still turned out great - it might not be traditional "jerk chicken" but whatever it is I'm making it again real soon.

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chef chris says:

The flavor from the marinade is great in this dish. Its just not the authentic jerk chicken I'm used to eating. Other than that, it really was good.