Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

Updated: 4 days ago


I make chicken pretty often around here, so I try to switch up the preparation as much as I can for variety. Since my family especially enjoys bold-flavored foods, I created this Jerk Chicken recipe. While there are lots of ingredients it's simple to prepare. I blend scallions, garlic, and hot pepper along with spices like allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon with a bit of soy sauce and brown sugar to make the most aromatic marinade. I then marinate the chicken for a few hours and then roast it in the oven. It comes out moist and delicious. Each bite is like a party in your mouth. I promise you this chicken is delicious.


Ingredients for Jerk Chicken Drumsticks:


3 pounds chicken drumsticks

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil

10 scallions

5 cloves of garlic

1 habanero or Jamaican pepper

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons light brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons allspice

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Spray


Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the marinade a day in advance.


Let's see what we need.


We're ready to cook.


Add all of the ingredients, except for the chicken, into a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth.


Thoroughly coat the chicken with the marinade; refrigerate 4-6 hours.



Place a rack over a parchment-line sheet pan and spray coat the rack with cooking spray.






Transfer the drumsticks to the prepared rack. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven until chicken is cooked. Cooking the meat will take 35-45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces.


It's ready! Jerk Chicken is full of flavor and has the right amount of spice. I like to serve this chicken with Rice Cooker Cumin Rice with Black Beans and Arugula Salad with Avocado and Pickled Onions for a delicious meal.


Enjoy!


Jerk Chicken Drumsticks:


  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks

  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil

  • 10 scallions

  • 5 cloves of garlic

  • 1 habanero or Jamaican pepper

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice

  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Cooking Spray

  • Add all of the ingredients, except for the chicken, into a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth.

  • Thoroughly coat the chicken with the marinade; refrigerate 4-6 hours.

  • Place a rack over a parchment-line sheet pan and spray coat the rack with cooking spray.

  • Transfer the drumsticks to the prepared rack. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven until chicken is cooked. Cooking the meat will take 35-45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces. Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the marinade a day in advance.

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