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Recipe: Baked Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings

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In the summer we really crave the flavors of the islands and this Jamaican Jerk seasoning has so much flavor, it's perfect on these baked chicken wings.

You've gotta try these Baked Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings!, they are swoon worthy! Get the recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time1 hr 10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time2 hrs
 3 pounds chicken wings and drumettes
for the marinade
 1/2 cup gluten free tamari or soy sauce
 1/4 cup olive oil
 1 small onion (about 3/4 cup) chopped
 2 inches fresh ginger, peel off skin & roughly chopped
 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
 2 tsp dried thyme
 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
 1 tsp cloves
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
 1/2 tsp cumin
optional
 1-3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
garnish
 freshly chopped cilantro
1

In the bowl of a food processor combine the marinade ingredients until smooth. You can also do this in a blender. Add peppers if desired for heat.

2

Place the marinade and chicken in a zip top plastic bag. In the refrigerator, marinate for 1 hour to overnight.

3

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Line a baking tray with tin foil. Place the wings on the baking tray in a single layer.

4

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

For a spicy and authentic Jamaican kick we use Scotch Bonnet Peppers in this recipe. If you don't want the heat you can omit them. If you want more add 1-3 peppers depending on your taste.

Ingredients

 3 pounds chicken wings and drumettes
for the marinade
 1/2 cup gluten free tamari or soy sauce
 1/4 cup olive oil
 1 small onion (about 3/4 cup) chopped
 2 inches fresh ginger, peel off skin & roughly chopped
 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
 2 tsp dried thyme
 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
 1 tsp cloves
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
 1/2 tsp cumin
optional
 1-3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
garnish
 freshly chopped cilantro

Directions

1

In the bowl of a food processor combine the marinade ingredients until smooth. You can also do this in a blender. Add peppers if desired for heat.

2

Place the marinade and chicken in a zip top plastic bag. In the refrigerator, marinate for 1 hour to overnight.

3

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Line a baking tray with tin foil. Place the wings on the baking tray in a single layer.

4

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Recipe: Baked Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings

~ Marla Meridith

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