She grilled it with the skin on and served it with fluffy mashed potatoes.
I loved everything about the dish - from the intoxicating blend of spices, to the moist tenderness of the meat and every now and then I get a craving for those warm, sweet flavours - which is exactly what happened Thursday evening.
It was a beautiful spring afternoon, and as I drove home from work anticipating the wonder of a four day weekend, my mind travelled to thoughts of dinner.
As is often the case, I stopped at my local grocery store on the way home looking for inspiration and decided on chicken - coming the conclusion some kind of jerk seasoning would be just what the doctor ordered.
And it was!
I marinated four boneless skinless chicken breasts for two hours in the following blend:
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 small jalapenos
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Splash spiced rum
Wrap the chicken breasts, marinade and all, in tinfoil and bake at 350 for one hour.
It would also be amazing on the grill.
The result was so flavourful and delicious that I just had to share!
Have a great weekend everyone!