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Jerk Chicken Bites

Jerk Chicken Bites
Prep: 10-15 minutes
Cook: 25-30 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
Servings: 8-10

The seasoning recipe used in this recipe can be used on whole chicken, legs, thighs, wings, etc. Simply double the recipe!

Ingredients:

4-5 Chicken breasts, thawed and diced into cubed into bite size pieces.
4 limes, quartered into wedges

Jerk seasoning:

  • 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.

Instructions:

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.

Cooking:

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!

Serves 6-8

Use this recipe to celebrate these National Day Calendar holidays:

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar