Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jamaican Jerk Chicken


I'm linking up again with the lovely Heather of Life as We Know It for What's Cookin' Wednesday. This week I made Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Cauliflower and Asparagus.


Here's what you need:
  • 1/2 cup Jerk Marinade (like Lawry's Caribbean Jerk)
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed of fat
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 scallions (white and green parts) sliced thin on the diagonal
  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (if you like it, which I don't)
What to do:
  • In a resealable bag combine the marinade and jerk seasoning
  • Add the chicken to the bag and coat completely
  • Seal bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature or overnight in the fridge
  • Preheat your grill, or grill pan, over high heat
  • Remove chicken from marinade and reserve the marinade
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper
  • Grill chicken until it is charred and cooked through
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm
  • While chicken is cooking heat a skillet over medium-high heat
  • Spray with nonstick spray when hot
  • Add scallions, asparagus and cauliflower
  • Season veggies with salt to taste
  • Cover and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add the reserved marinade to the veggies (go easy on this, a little goes a long way as I learned)
  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until veggies are tender, about 7 minutes
  • Stir the cilantro into the veggies, you know if you're into that
  • Shred the chicken and serve it with the bed of veggies
This was crazy delicious and even better as leftovers! Just go easy on the marinade in the veggies, I put in too much and it was overpowering for me.

1 comment:

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Thank you for being the one & only link up this week! This recipe looks amazing and I'm totally going to try it out! Everything you make always looks amazing!

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