Hot 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 Habanero chiles, stems and seeds removed, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Bailey Farms Habanero Hot sauce
4 chicken breasts
6 scallions, finely chopped, including the greens
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
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


Cover the chicken with water and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender, skimming off any foam that forms. Remove and drain.

Combine the chiles, scallions, garlic, lime juice, parsley, cloves, and ground pepper. Cut deep gashes in the chicken and fill with the mixture.

Beat together the egg, soy sauce, and pepper sauce. Lightly dust the chicken with the flour, dip in the egg mixture, and roll in the bread crumbs.

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

Serves 4.

From The Whole Chile Pepper Book.