Welcome to my kitchen…It’s time for another Chicken Recipe …Last week …Chicken Kabsa a lovely one-pot dish with dried limes…
Chicken is a very versatile protein it has little fat(unless we add it)…a healthy alternative to red meat… it is indeed low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, and is high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper…
Today I am sharing BBQ Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Skewers…it’s summertime here and the sun has been shining since I arrived with flip-flops and summer dresses although I have been in need of a cardi at times…it is officially BBQ season here albeit a brief one…I thought I would share my recipe for some lovely Jerk Chicken with Pineapple skewers…not a bad guess when I was scheduling my posts…Enjoy!
- 2 -4 tsp jerk seasoning…see recipe below.
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 1tbsp lime juice
- 4 small chicken breasts (cubed)
- 1 medium pineapple (peeled and cubed)
In a shallow dish mix together the jerk seasoning, olive oil and lime juice.
Place the cubed chicken breasts in a dish and mix to coat with the marinade. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Thread the chicken and cubed pineapple onto skewers and grill or barbecue for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently until thoroughly cooked.
Note: if you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water before using them so they don’t burn during cooking.
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning… I was given this recipe many years ago when we visited Jamaica for our daughter’s wedding… Think Steel Drums on a beach…Beautiful and our guide who was a huge man going by the name of Wolf… Gave us the best tours of the island and some recipes from the lovely food his wife cooked for us one night… a holiday to remember …
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme (or use 1 teaspoon ground thyme)
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1-2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Mix together and store in an airtight container.
Of course, if you want to up the heat then just add a hotter chilli powder like habanero or other hot chilli powder.
Thank you for joining me today for another chicken recipe as always I look forward to your comments…xx