Thursday, April 2, 2009

Jamaican Chicken

I absolutely love this recipe, don't be intimidated by the long list of spices, because when they meld it's heavenly! My husband gave me the sweetest compliment the other night as we were eating this meal. He said and I quote, "My dad always told me to marry a woman who could cook. I knew you like to cook when we got married, but I never expected it would be this good."

This is a great recipe to serve guests that won't completely break the bank. It's not often where meat is the center of our plate, so this meal is an extra treat for us. I'm guessing this meal cost around $5, sweet potatoes were on sale this week at Aldi, I used beans I soaked and cooked and the pineapple was a gift from my parents. The meat is your largest expense. Sorry not to include a price break down but this chicken came from an Angel food box and I never did the math.

Jamaican Chicken

2 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
½ t. ground ginger
½ t. dried thyme
½ t. ground allspice
¼ t. salt
¼. Ground nutmeg
¼ t. ground red pepper
1/8 t. ground black pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs or legs (I used chicken leg quarters)
Cooking spray

Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over chicken. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken thighs and cook 5 minutes on each side or until done if using boneless chicken. If using Chicken legs or other pieces with bones, brown these in the skillet on all sides and place in a 9x 13 inch Pyrex. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. You'll hardly be able to contain yourself because you house will start to smell amazing while you wait. Serves 4. 2 pieces = serving.
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1 comment:

  1. Erica,
    It's amazing what some spices mixed the right way can do for a recipe. I didn't really know how to cook when my husband and I got married (26 years ago)but it is one of my favorite things to do now and it shows because my husband can't get over some of the great stuff I put on the table now. Loving what you do really does make a difference. I look forward to coming back.


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