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Jerk Chicken with Cucumber Relish

Jerk chicken is a traditional Jamaican dish that gets its name and a little bit of heat from jerk seasoning, a simple blend of herbs and spices.

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Jerk Chicken with Cucumber Relish

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Jerk Seasoning
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together jerk seasoning, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, and olive oil. Add boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and turn to coat. Cover, and let marinate in the refrigerator 2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spoon marinade over chicken, and bake until chicken
    is just cooked through, about 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss onion and cucumber with 3 tablespoons cider vinegar and sugar. To serve, slice chicken breasts as desired; spoon cucumber relish over the top.

Reviews (2)

  • AmyJane 1 Jul, 2008

    GROSS! I like just about all kinds of food, but this chicken tasted like it was seasoned with all of the stuff that collects at the bottom of my grill ground up with a Christmas tree!!! It was definately a gorgeous presentation and the cucumber relish was delish...but chicken nasty. My husband was also extremely dissatisfied.

  • Norm 5 Jun, 2008

    erk seasoning
    2 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
    1 1/2 tsp.. sugar
    3/ tsp allspice
    1/2 tsp. coarse salt
    1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

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