Jamaican Baked Chicken Recipe
Jamaican cuisine is known for its bold and flavorful dishes, and this Jamaican Baked Chicken Recipe is no exception. With a delightful blend of spices and a hint of heat, this dish is sure to please your taste buds and transport you to the vibrant island of Jamaica.
The secret to the amazing flavors in this recipe lies in the marinade. A combination of spices such as allspice, thyme, paprika, and garlic powder are mixed with a touch of brown sugar to create a delicious and aromatic blend. Marinating the chicken overnight allows the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in a juicy and flavorful chicken.
To make this Jamaican Baked Chicken, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 4-6 chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
- In a bowl, combine olive oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, allspice, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Add the chicken drumsticks to the bowl and coat them with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the marinated chicken drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the chicken is golden brown.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Prep time: 4 hours 15 minutes
This Jamaican Baked Chicken Recipe is a delicious and flavorful dish that will transport you to the vibrant island of Jamaica. With a blend of aromatic spices and a hint of heat, this chicken is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving: 240, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 26g
Make this Jamaican Baked Chicken for your next dinner party or weeknight meal, and impress your guests or family with the amazing flavors of Jamaica. Serve it with rice and beans, or a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Enjoy the taste of Jamaica in the comfort of your own home!