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Easy Jerk Chicken and Coconut Rice




If you get bored of the same old chicken recipe that you watched your mom cook every sunday, then you NEED to try this.Marinade + Oven. That’s it, so easy and full of flavour!

What You’ll Need:

  • Chicken Breasts, Thighs, Legs, Drumsticks whatever you’d like but with skin!
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1¬†ginger root, cut off and peel a three inch piece
  • 1 onion
  • 1 scallion
  • 2 limes, squeezed of all their juice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • Chillies (ancho/habanero… choose your heat wisely)
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup Dark Rum – optional
  • Rice: Basmati Rice, 1/2 cup Coconut Milk & Water


  1.  Put all your ingredients (garlic, ginger, onion, scallion, lime juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, soy sauce, salt & pepper, chillies, allspice, thyme, dark rum) in a blender and for a paste. Put the chicken in a zip-loc bag and cover with the marinade paste for overnight or 2-3hours (longer the better).
  2. Place in an oven safe dish with lid and bake in the oven at 350F for 1 hour. Broil at the end for 5 mins for crispy skin/darker colour.

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Sarah Colbourn

Hello! Buona Sarah is your home to discover passionate and delicious cooking. I'm a health nut, with Italian roots, who lives a bustling city life. Whether you're cooking for one or entertaining, here you'll find recipes, resources and tutorials that show you how simple and delicious healthy food can be. Buona Sera.

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