Jamaican Baked Chicken Recipe

Baked chicken recipes are famous for a quick meal to meet your hunger. You may taste the baked chicken with various sauces, vegetables, or bread. There are many recipes for baked chicken worldwide, but nothing beats the Jamaican style. 

The Jamaican baked chicken recipes with unique sauce and deep frying bring unique savor. Once you taste the Jamaican-style baked chicken, you will surely want to have it repeatedly. The appetizer is easy to cook and serve to entertain guests or even family members. Moreover, the recipe has high calories and protein to meet your body’s requirements. 

Nonetheless, the secret to a delicious Jamaican baked recipe depends on its proper marinating technique. It also relies on the sauce you will use. So, let’s check the unique and yummy recipe if you plan for a weekend dinner party or entertain your kids with better tiffin.

Jamaican Baked Chicken Recipe

Jamaican Baked Chicken Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: JamaicanDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 
Calories

400

kcal
Total time

3

hours 

15

minutes

Jamaican cuisine is famous for unique meaty recipes. You can serve it singly or with other snack items for a perfect meal. Plus, the recipe is easy to cook.

So, even beginners will find it straightforward to cook whenever required.

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken leg quarters

  • 3 tbsps Green seasoning

  • 4 pimento grains crushed

  • 1 tbsp finely minced ginger

  • 1/4 tsp minced scotch bonnet

  • 2-1/2 tsp all-purpose seasoning 

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp browning

  • Ingredients for the sauce:
  • 2 tsp  of canola oil

  • 1 small onion

  • 2 tsp minced garlic 

  • 1 tsp ginger slices

  • 3 sprigs thyme

  • 2 tbsps of tomato ketchup 

  • 1/2 – 1 tbsp Brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/2 – 1 cup water and slurry

how to make Jamaican Baked Chicken

  • Season and marinate the chicken: At first clean and pat the chicken pieces with a dry cloth to dry them. Ensure that you have removed the water for proper seasoning. Add all the seasoning ingredients for the chicken legs to the bowl. As you add the marinating ingredients, you must check their measurements properly. 
    After seasoning the chicken legs, marinate them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. It will help the spices reach deep inside the meaty parts. 
    Season and marinate the chicken
  • Bake the chickens: After marinating the chickens for a few hours, you will have to bake the chickens. This is the first step of Jamaican chicken baking. For proper baking, place the marinated chicken pieces in a casserole dish for even heat distribution. 
    Before putting the casserole dish into the oven for baking, wrap it with oven-safe wrapping paper. You may even oven-bake the chickens without the wrapper. You will have to bake the chickens for 25 minutes at 355°F for better taste. 
     Bake the chickens
  • Start preparing the sauce: As the chicken bakes in the oven, you must prepare the sauce. Remember that the sauce is the base of Jamaican baked chicken. So, you have to prepare it carefully. At first, add thyme, ginger, garlic, and onion to the cooking pan. 
    After cooking it for 2 to 3 minutes, you must proceed to the next step. 
    Start preparing the sauce
  • Add soy sauce and tomato ketchup: Add soy sauce with the spices and stir the mixture for another couple of minutes. Then, add the tomato ketchup to bring the perfect saucy feel. It will help if you continue stirring the mixture in medium heat to help the ingredients blend perfectly. 
    Add soy sauce and tomato ketchup
  •  Add water and brown sugar: When the mixture starts thickening, you must add water to it. After that, you should add brown sugar with the spice and tomato ketchup mixture. The brown sugar will bring a mild sweetness to the sauce. When you apply it to the chickens, it will, too, become slightly sweet. 
    Add water and brown sugar
  • Add other ingredients and continue cooking: It is the final step in making the sauce for the Jamaican baked chicken recipe. Add black pepper and scallion as the spices, tomato ketchup, and soy sauce mixture start boiling. The spring onion will add a nice early flavor to the sauce. 
    You need to continue cooking it on medium heat until it thickens. Adding the slurry (water and cornstarch mixture) will thicken the mixture. Remove it from the stove when it gets thickened and gets a saucy look. Finally, allow it to cool down.
    Add other ingredients and continue cooking
  •  Pour the sauce over the baked chicken: Remove the baked chickens from the oven after 25 minutes. After that, pour the lately cooked sauce over the baked chicken pieces. Be careful to distribute and spread the sauce evenly on all the pieces. The sauces will bring a grilled flavor for a unique delicacy. 
     Pour the sauce over the baked chicken
  • Bake the chicken wings for another 45 minutes: After spreading the sauce over the chicken, you need to continue baking it. As you bake the chicken wings, you should brush a little amount of sauce on them after 10 to 15 minutes. Also, you should turn the chicken pieces once. 
    As a result, the chickens will be fried from deep inside. Thus, the taste will increase considerably. If you want a darker appearance, you can turn on the broiler. However, do it only for the last couple of minutes, such as 2 to 3 minutes. 

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Nutritional Value of Jamaican Baked Chicken

Serving Size1
Calories400
Calories from fat150
Total fat17 grams
Carbohydrates44 grams
Protein17 grams
Iron14%
Sugar4g

Conclusion 

Jamaican baked chicken wings recipe is an excellent appetizer. It is full of protein and carbohydrates to ensure your right nutrition too. When you want a quick solution to your hunger and don’t like compromising with yumminess, Jamaican baked chicken wings can be the right meal. The saucy flavor with a coat of sugar and slurry brings out the perfect delicacy.

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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