Runaway Bay Jamaican Chicken

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I got this recipe from my sister, who searches for delicious and unusual dishes. This one lit up the family, and everyone loved it. As it got passed around to family and friends, slight changes occurred. For instance, you can omit the cilantro if you don't care for it or use less nutmeg and more cloves; the possibilities are endless. Just be sure you use caution when working with habaneros. Rubber gloves would be ideal.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large red onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine onion, garlic, habanero pepper, and ginger. Pulse until ingredients are minced. Blend in olive oil, brown sugar, vinegar, orange juice concentrate, soy sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cilantro, salt, and pepper. In a container, combine marinade with chicken. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.

  3. Grill chicken for 10 minutes per side, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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