Jamaican Chicken Marinade
This tasty marinade is incredibly easy to make, and it tastes great! It works well with many cuts of chicken, so you can marinade whatever you have on hand and then freeze it for those meals when you need something quick. You can freeze before or after cooking, based upon what suits your cooking style best.
Recipe Tester Feedback: “Yummy with a nice bit of zing!" - Heidi
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 5 minutes + overnight marinating time
Cooking Time 12-16 minutes
Makes enough for 2kg meat
Can be frozen before or after cooking
You will need:
- chicken breast - 2kg, thighs or Maryland cutlets
- salad of choice - to serve
- garlic cloves - 6, peeled
- chilli - 2, long, red, depending on how spicy you like it
- ginger - 3cm piece, peeled and halved
- allspice - 1 tsp
- dried thyme - 1 tsp, leaves
- nutmeg - 1 tsp, ground
- cinnamon - 1 tsp, ground
- oil - 20g
- salt - 1 tsp
- pepper - 1 tsp, black
- soy sauce - 100g (*ensure GF if required)
- brown sugar - 60g, dark
- Add the peeled garlic cloves (6), red chillies (2) and peeled and halved ginger (3cm piece) to the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add the allspice (1 tsp), dried thyme leaves (1 tsp), ground nutmeg (1 tsp), ground cinnamon (1 tsp) and oil (20g) to the bowl. Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Speed 2.
- Add the salt (1 tsp), black pepper (1 tsp), soy sauce (100g) and dark brown sugar (60g) to the bowl. Mix on Speed 7 until combined.
- Pour sauce over the chicken breasts (2kg) and allow to marinate overnight.
- Fire up the BBQ.
- Cook the chicken breasts over a high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked through. Maryland's may take a few minutes extra.
- Serve with side salad of choice.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.