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This is the time of year when meditation becomes mandatory. I’m not talking about the kind of meditation where you empty your mind. No, I’m talking about inviting images of blue sky, white sand, green palm trees swaying in the breeze and turquoise waves lapping at the toes.

While you are entering the Caribbean meditation zone, you might as well complete the picture with images of you and your loved ones snacking on this Caribbean Chicken. Flavourful, fresh and so saucy, it will warm your insides while you bask in your imaginary sun. To get you started, here are a few visuals.

Caribbean Chicken

Caribbean Chicken 

  • 12 drumsticks (Substitute: 36 wings or 6 breasts or 1 1/2 whole birds.)

Caribbean Marinade

  • 1/2 c each minced onion, chopped scallion
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded, chopped (Substitute: 1 jalapeño and 1 long red hot.)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 c fresh lime juice
  • 2 T each olive oil, honey, brown or coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 T ground allspice
  • 1 T each orange zest, grated ginger, apple cider vinegar, chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 t each Worcestershire, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper

Combine marinade ingredients in a food processor. Coat the chicken and marinate, refrigerated, for 1-3 hours. Grill, broil, bake at 350F for an hour or cook in a slow cooker on high until done (165F). Serves 6.

Caribbean Chicken Print Ready Recipe

Caribbean Chicken

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