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Papa's Pepper Jerk Chicken


Papa's Pepper Jerk Chicken
(Courtesy of Spencer from @spencerthecook from Instagram ... )
I love Jerk Chicken, especially chicken thighs!  The thighs are just so flavourful and moist!  A lot of jerk chicken recipes are loaded with allspice, which is a great seasoning, but that's all you taste.  This recipe has some sweet, heat, acid and savory that really works incredibly well together!  It's a great marinade or sauce!

4T butter
2 medium sweet onions, diced
2T Fresh ginger
1/2C Soy sauce
4T Lizanos Costa Rica salsa
1T Ground cloves
1T Allspice
1t Granulated garlic
1t Five spice
1t Cinnamon
1/4C Light brown sugar
1/2C Canola oil (or other neutral oil)
2T Lemon or lime juice
2t Papa's Pepper premium spice blend

In a sauce pan melt butter over med-low heat (careful, butter can burn).  Add onions and saute until soft, about 8 minutes.

Add wet ingredients and then dry ingredients to sauce pan and return to a simmer.  Let sauce simmer 5-10 minutes and then using an immersion blender blend the sauce until it's smooth.  Marinate chicken for 8 hours or up to 24 hours.  Grill chicken over medium heat until internal temp reaches 165°, do not over cook.

Enjoy!

**If you do not have an immersion blender you can use a counter top blender but be careful as blending warm/hot liquids will create pressure so start on the lowest speed.

**Lizanos Costa Rica salsa is a staple in my pantry but if you don't have it you can substitute in Worcestershire sauce.