Knorr Jamaican Jerk 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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6 cloves garlic
2 Scotch bonnet (habanero) peppers, stemmed
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced (about 3-inches long)
4 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
3 Tbsp ground allspice
2 Tbsp Knorr Reduced Sodium Chicken flavor bouillon
1 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup white vinegar
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup vegetable oil
12 bone-in chicken thighs and/or drumsticks


Process all ingredients except oil and chicken in a blender or food processor until smooth. With blender running, slowly add oil to make a smooth paste. Combine chicken and marinade in a large shallow nonaluminum baking dish or plastic bag turn to coat. Cover, or close bag and marinate in refrigerator about 4 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill or broil chicken about 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked, turning once. Serve with hot sauce.

Serves 6.