Grilled Jerk Chicken

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Ingredients:

  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 big bunch spring onions , roughly chopped
  • 6 leaves chadon beni (optional)
  • 3″  piece ginger , roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 scotch bonnet chillies or 4 Habanero and 4 pimento peppers
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp star anise powder
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. To make the jerk marinade, combine all the ingredients except chicken in a food processor and blend until you achieve a thick paste.
  2. Make a few slashes in the chicken thighs and pour the marinade over the meat, rubbing it into all the crevices. Cover and leave to marinate for 24 hrs in the fridge.
  3. Heat the grill, sear the chicken on high and then cook your chicken over slow heat for 30 minutes or until tender and cooked through.
  4. Serve hot.

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