My sister went on vacation to Jamaica and came back ranting about this jerk chicken she had. She went on and on and Joel asked me to learn to make it- because let's face it, there aren't very many Jamaican restaurants in the south.
I had never had jerk before, but it now has me wishing upon a Jamaican vacation with an all things "jerk" buffet to feast on. I want to add jerk spice to pineapple, rice, sweet potato fries (mmmm- it was so good), and of course chicken.
My kiddo is extremely picky when it comes to trying new cuisines, but y'all he ran back and go my seconds. He was so busy chowing down on these wings that he couldn't keep his hands cleaned long enough to turn on our tv show. Trust me, try this! You won't be disappointed!
Jamaican Me Crazy Jerk Wings
The perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It will have you singing Bob Marley all night long!
Jerk Seasoning Ingredients
1 can pineapple rings (do not drain)
10-12 Thawed Chicken Wings
1 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
1 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground gingerspice
1 Tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
½ tablespoon cinnamon spice
1 tablespoon ground all spice
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
½ Tablespoon ground nutmeg spice
2 -3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon or more red pepper flakes/chili powder
Pineapple Coconut Rice Ingredients
1 cup of Jasmine Rice
1/2 cup Coconut Water
1/2 cup pineapple juice (you can use from the can of pineapple above)
1/2 cup water
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Preheat oven to 425°.
Wash Chicken Wings, if time permits let it dry out.
Place the chicken in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and 2/3 of the jerk seasoning.
Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack. Arrange chicken wings out in a single layer.
Add pineapple rings to pan (on top of chicken if you'd like) and top with jerk seasoning.
While the chicken wings are baking oil will slowly drip to the bottom of the baking pan.
Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, about 45-50 minutes-rotate wings half way through-roughly 20 minutes. Season them with remaining jerk spice.
Meanwhile about 15 minutes before finished, prepare rice. Cook rice as you usual, except substitute water only for 1:3 parts water, coconut water, and pineapple juice.
Remove wings from oven and top rice with wings. Enjoy!
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Happy Wingin' It,