Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Caribbean Chicken Wings

Almost 4 years ago my husband and I went to Jamaica where we both became addicted to anything that was made with jerked seasoning and jerked sauce. We liked it so much that we actually went to the local store and bought a few jars Jamaican BBQ sauce to bring back home with us. Needless to say we ran out of the sauce a long time ago, and this recipe is the closest I have found to the real thing.

Something that is important to keep in mind is that this is a spicy recipe, and if your not big on spicy foods then maybe this might not be for you. If you do like spicy foods then I highly recommend trying it.

What could be better that chicken wings? Chicken wings that are tasty and juicy all while being baked and not fried.

Another important note about this recipe is that it yields a large batch of chicken so its great if your having a get together. Another note is if you can I would let the wings marinate over night for best results!


1 habanero, seeded and chopped (I leave in the seeds because we like the added heat)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
7 pounds chicken wings


In a food processor, blend together all the ingredients but the chicken until smooth.

Reserve 1 cup of marinade.

Place chicken wings into a large resealable plastic bag and pour remaining marinade over them. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator 4 to 6 hours. (I ended up marinating the chicken over night.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 2 sheet trays with parchment or foil.

Remove chicken from bag and place on the baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan bring reserved marinade to a boil.

Reduce by 1/3 until it thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove chicken from oven.

Brush chicken with the glaze.

Raise the heat to 400 degrees F and cook chicken until cooked through, another 20 minutes.

Place wings on platter and if you like serve with blue cheese dressing.

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