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One-Pot Jerk Chicken


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  • 1 cup 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 3 pounds 3 pounds chicken, drumsticks and breasts or thighs
  • 4 4 scallions
  • 4 cloves 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 2-3 2-3 habanero peppers, seeded
  • 2 Tablespoons 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 2 limes, juice only
  • 1 Tablespoon 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 4 bay leaves
  • Scallion, for garnish


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 90mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Rinse rice in a mesh strainer with cold water. Set aside.

In a mini food processor, add scallions, garlic, ginger, habanero peppers, brown sugar, lime juice, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Pulse until combined into a paste.

In a medium bowl, add the spice paste, soy sauce, oil, and chicken. Mix well and let sit for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Heat a large skillet with high walls over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and let cook for 7-8 minutes until they start to brown. Turn chicken pieces and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and turn heat down to medium-low. It’s okay if the chicken isn’t cooked through at this point.
Add onions to the skillet and cook them for a few minutes, scraping up any bits stuck to the pan.

Add rinsed rice to the skillet along with chicken stock and stir to combine.

Bring mixture to a slight simmer, turn heat down to low, and nestle chicken pieces back into the skillet along with bay leaves. Cover skillet and simmer for 20-25 minutes until rice is cooked and liquid is evaporated.

Check the skillet occasionally and if it is dry, add more stock.
Serve chicken and rice with fresh chopped scallions.

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