Jerk Seasoned Chicken
This quick and easy, slimming-friendly Jerk Seasoned Chicken brings some Caribbean sunshine to dinner – whether you're calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
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This fab recipe was inspired by Teresa, who is one of the admin team for our Facebook Group!
If you love the taste of the Caribbean, we’ve got some tasty ideas that’ll be right up your street!
What diets is this Jerk Seasoned Chicken suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock cubes
- Soy Sauce
You could also enjoy this Jerk Seasoned Chicken if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Jerk Seasoned Chicken?
This Jerk Seasoned Chicken has so much flavour, with just a few ingredients. It’s also really versatile and you can add loads of different vegetables to it too!
You’ll need some Jerk Seasoning. This is readily available in the supermarkets. Just make sure you check the nutritional values of whichever brand you buy as they can vary.
If you prefer an extra kick to your meal, then why not add some extra chilli?
You could also make this recipe with chicken breasts instead of chicken thigh fillets – you’d just need to check the cooking times as these can vary depending on the cut of meat.
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Preheat the oven to 160°C. Remove any fat or skin from the chicken, cut each piece of chicken in half so it’s the same size and place in a baking dish which has been sprayed with Low calorie cooking spray.
Mix the honey, jerk seasoning, stock cubes, soy sauce and garlic salt in a bowl. Spread all over the pieces of chicken and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
Serve with your choice of accompaniment!
What should you should serve with Jerk Seasoned Chicken?
Any of the following go really well with Jerk Seasoned Chicken. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Can you cook Jerk Seasoned Chicken another way?
If you wanted to, you could cook this Jerk Seasoned Chicken on the barbecue.
Just be careful to cook it on a low heat or indirectly, so you don’t burn it as the honey will catch quite easily.
How do you know when Jerk Seasoned Chicken is cooked?
You should cook this Jerk Seasoned Chicken until it is cooked through and the juices run clear.
This should take approx 30 minutes in the oven.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Jerk Seasoned Chicken in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Jerk Seasoned Chicken in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Jerk Seasoned Chicken?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Jerk Seasoned Chicken?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then leave to stand for a minute. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes until piping hot.
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Jerk Seasoned Chicken
This quick and easy, slimming-friendly Jerk Seasoned Chicken brings some Caribbean sunshine to dinner – whether you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
- KCals 213
- Carbs 8G
- Pre-heat the oven to 160°C. Remove any fat or skin from the chicken, cut each piece of chicken in half so it's the same size and place in a baking dish which has been sprayed with Low calorie cooking spray.
- Mix the honey, jerk seasoning, stock cubes, soy sauce and garlic salt in a bowl. Spread all over the pieces of chicken and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment!
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