Friday, May 04, 2012

Easy Peasy Rice and Jerk Chicken Dinner

Jerk chicken is one of my favorite things to make at home and I usually make it during the week for dinner and on the weekend I throw it on the barbecue. For an easy no-fuss dinner, I rub the jerk seasoning on some chicken legs, bake them in the oven and serve over some "rice and peas". When I feel like bbq I marinade the chicken overnight and cook them in the oven first for about half an hour before grilling them.

I used to use store-bought jerk seasoning until I found the recipe online (and adjusted it). Now I always make my own jerk seasoning because it's miles better than the bottled stuff and it's just as good as (if not better than) the jerk chicken I've had in the Jamaican restaurants here in Toronto. The rub also goes really well with pork.