Our weekends revolve around food and football. It can be hard to stay on track on game day but it doesn’t have to be. My suggestion would be to bring your own dish + some to share because I guarantee they are going to want some too. If you are looking for a delicious new marinade to try, start here. This Whole30 Jerk Chicken Marinade is DELICIOUS. Toss everything in a food processor or blender and keep the extras in the fridge. I have used the marinade on a spatch-cocked chicken to be smoked, grilled, and roasted. This jerk marinade has a little kick to it so if necessary, tone down the pepper by using something a little more mild (i.e a serano or jalapeno pepper) or adding another softened date to balance everything out. I served mine with sweet plantains and braised cabbage (recipe coming Sunday!)Print
Jerk Chicken Marinade (Whole30)
. This Whole30 Jerk Chicken Marinade is DELICIOUS. Toss everything in a food processor or blender and keep the extras in the fridge. I have used the marinade on a a whole chicken to be smoked, grilled, and roasted.
1 yellow onion
2 tablespoons of fresh thyme
1 inch pieces of ginger, peeled
6 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of allspice
1 tablespoon white pepper
½ tablespoon of nutmeg
4 dates, pitted
¼ C warm water
1 scotch bonnet pepper
2 tablespoons of coconut aminos
Add all the ingredients above to a blender or food processor. Pulse till desired consistency is reached. I like to pulse 4-5 times for a few larger pieces too remain in the otherwise smooth mixture. Liberally spread over chicken and refrigerate overnight. Prepare the chicken by grilling, smoking, or roasting till cooked throughout.