Saturday, March 12, 2016

Care for Something a Little Hot and Spicy ? Jerk Chicken With Corn Muffins

Okay, It's not quite that hot



2 bunches scallions, trimmed
2tablespoons paprika
1 1/2tablespoons garlic powder
1 1/2teaspoons ground allspice
1teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1teaspoon kosher salt
1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1/2 lime
2tablespoons molasses
1 4-pound chicken, cut into pieces
1 8.5-ounce box corn muffin mix
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
lime wedges (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Thinly slice the dark green tips of 4 scallions; set aside. Place the remaining scallions in a roasting pan. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, allspice, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, black pepper, oil, lime juice, and molasses. Spread the spice mixture over and under the chicken skin. Place the chicken on top of the scallions. Roast until the chicken is cooked through, about 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the corn muffin mix according to the package directions. Stir in the jalapeƱo and reserved sliced scallions and scrape the batter into a greased 8-inch-square pan. Place in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve the chicken with the roasted scallions, corn bread, and lime wedges, if desired.
Some of my family do not like highly spiced foods, But they thought this was pretty good. I accept that accolade and may try a few more hot and spicy recipes on them. At least it will clear their sinuses


  1. Love this recipe , seeded jalapenos will not make it to spicy , give the meal a good taste .
    Love jerk chicken ... will have to try your recipe ... a little different from mine .
    Love PIC

  2. Hi PIC
    It's a fairly good recipe. I am looking a few good casseroles to make and put on the blog. I love one pan meals. Got any good ones?
    See you around my friend


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