TODAY tonight: Jerk Chicken


Carson has never been a huge fan of the sweet and savory combo, unlike me who has been dreaming of a McGriddle sandwich from McDonald's almost every morning of this pregnancy.  But he absolutely loved making this Jerk Chicken recipe on The Today Show last week, which is why it's next up in my "TODAY tonight" series!  The sweet and spicy flavors in this marinade were a hit with the entire family, actually, as everything tasted very balanced.  The recipe called for 3 jalapeƱos but mine were giant so I only used 2, and I removed the ribs and seeds from one so that it wouldn't be too hot for the kids.

Jack loved helping me throw all the ingredients in a blender, although he was sickened by the smell of ground allspice.  I said I thought it smells like Christmas, and he said I was a crazy mother person.  But my point being, the marinade was very easy to assemble and that was about all I had to do with this dish!  Carson took over the grilling, something he thoroughly enjoys doing.  

Just look at that joy...

We marinated our chicken for roughly ten hours, although the recipe only calls for a minimum of two.  I say the longer the better.  Also, our butcher helped us butterfly this chicken.  It's worth asking the butcher to do that step for you because, guess what, that's their job!  

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.  It's perfect for end-of-summer BBQ's.

Wait, summer is ending soon?!?


Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

I have actually been craving jerk chicken lately. I'll have to make this! I also agree that the longer you marinate, the better :)

tara said...

Mmm I love jerk chicken. The fact that Carson doesn't like sweet/salty combos makes him a crazy father person.

Also, allspice TOTALLY smells like Christmas! What's wrong with you, Jack?? Christmas hater! :)

obat kuat alami said...

its ayam bakar :)) in my country :)

Josie said...

What in the world are those things on top of the chicken (on the grill)? Foil wrapped bricks?

Forgive me if that's a dumb question; I married a vegetarian.

Cook with Desy said...

This looks deslishes! Will try it soon.


ljrbjc . said...

I am a total carnivore but can't deal with bones. So the steak version is looking good! Can't wait to try this!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about you and hoping you are surviving the final stretch of pregnancy! This chicken looks so good, I want to try it! (I am in the beginning of my second pregnancy, and food is just now starting to look appetizing again).

Praying for you and your family and a safe delivery!

Siri said...

That's exactly what they are, Josie!

Maddy Rose said...

Looks Delicious! I cant wait to try it myself!

Maddy http://food-frenzi.blogspot.com/


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