Jerk Chicken Bites
Prep: 10-15 minutes
Cook: 25-30 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
The seasoning recipe used in this recipe can be used on whole chicken, legs, thighs, wings, etc. Simply double the recipe!
4-5 Chicken breasts, thawed and diced into cubed into bite size pieces.
4 limes, quartered into wedges
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 Teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ Tablespoons onion powder
- 1 ½ Tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 ½ Teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 ½ Teaspoons paprika
- 1 ½ Teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
Seal baggie and shake until all spices are completely blended together.
Pour seasoning over cubed chicken and coat completely.
Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. For extra flavor, prepare a day in advance and chill overnight in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a medium to large size baking sheet, spray with cooking oil.
Give chicken and seasoning a good stir then transfer all of it to the baking sheet.
Bake for 25-30 or until chicken is thoroughly cooked, turning half way through cooking process.
When ready to remove from oven, turn your broil on to medium. Let the chicken “crisp” a little. 2-3 minutes should be good. Watch carefully though! The broil feature can burn your food quickly!
Remove from oven and serve.
Squeeze a lemon wedge over chicken to add a crisp flavor to the spice!
Use this recipe to celebrate these National Day Calendar holidays:
- National Caribbean-American Heritage Month – June
- National Poultry Day – March 19
- International Hot and Spicy Food Day – January 16
Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar