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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Friday Food: Jamaican Jerk Chicken & Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Having just got back from a great trip to Jamaica (highly recommend it this time of the year) and having lunch every day that consisted of Jerk chicken from the 'Jerk Chicken Shack' on the beach I thought it only be best to a recipe representing that lunch out for Friday Food.  I hope it turns out as good as it was down on the island.  Enjoy.

Ingredients:
For Chicken
-5 chicken drumsticks
-1 cup orange juice
Jerk Seasoning
-1 tbsp ground cinnamon
-1 tbsp ground cayenne pepper
-1 tsp ground gloves
-1 tsp ground nutmeg
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1 tsp Himalayan salt
-1 tsp black pepper
Ingredients for Pineapple Salsa
-1 cup pineapple
-Cilantro
-Lime juice (infused w/ jalapeno)
-1 lime
-1 avocado
-1 pinch salt

Game Plan: 
Method for Pineapple Salsa
-Chop all ingredients and mix in a bowl
Method for Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 400degF
  2. Coat chicken completely with Jerk seasoning.  Lay it on thick.
  3. Sear the chicken on both sides on very high heat.  About 3 minutes on each side should suffice
  4. When all sides are browned add the orange juice or stock and place your skillet in the oven
  5. Set the timer for 45 minutes.  Add a bit more water or stock if needed during the cooking time.
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