Bajan Chicken

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors(yellow, orange,green, red,chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique,distinctively fruity flavor.

It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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3 fresh habanero peppers, stems and seeds removed, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Bailey Farms Habanero Hot Sauce
4 chicken breasts, skin removed
6 green onions, finely chopped, including tops
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (may substitute cilantro)
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 egg
1 Tbsp soy sauce
flour for dredging
3 cups dry breadcrumbs
vegetable oil for frying


Combine the peppers, green onions, garlic, lime juice, parsley or cilantro, cloves, and ground pepper. Cut a deep slit into each chicken breast and fill with the mixture. Secure open end with a toothpick to keep the stuffing from falling out.

beat the egg and combine with the soy sauce and habanero hot sauce. Lightly dust the chicken with flour, dip in the egg mixture, and roll in the breadcrumbs.

Heat the oil to 375°F and fry the chicken until golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side.

From the Whole Chile Pepper Book