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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 blend of herbs and spices.

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Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004


  • 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


  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.

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