Jerk Chicken Wings

Desiree Haros
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Hey, foodies! Today I'm going to share with you one of my favorite dishes: jerk chicken wings. If you love spicy, smoky and tangy flavors, you're going to love this recipe. But before we get to the cooking part, let me tell you a little bit about the history of jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken is a traditional Jamaican dish that dates back to the 17th century. It was created by the Maroons, escaped African slaves who lived in the mountains and fought against the British colonialists. They used a mix of spices, herbs and peppers to season and preserve the meat, and cooked it over a fire made from pimento wood. The word "jerk" comes from the Spanish word "charqui", which means dried meat.

Jerk chicken has become popular all over the world, and there are many variations of the recipe. Some use different types of meat, such as pork or fish, and some add more ingredients, such as soy sauce or honey. But the basic elements of jerk chicken are always the same: a spicy marinade, a smoky flavor and a crispy skin.

Jerk Chicken Wings Recipe

To make jerk chicken wings, you'll need:

- 2 pounds of chicken wings

- 1/4 cup of jerk seasoning (you can buy it or make your own)

- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

- Salt and pepper to taste

To make the jerk seasoning, you'll need:

- 6 scallions, chopped

- 4 garlic cloves, peeled

- 2 Scotch bonnet peppers, seeded (be careful, they're very hot!)

- 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme leaves

- 2 teaspoons of ground allspice

- 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar

- Salt and pepper to taste

To make the jerk chicken wings, follow these steps:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with foil.

2. Cut the chicken wings into drumettes and flats, and pat them dry with paper towels.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the jerk seasoning and the oil.

4. Rub the seasoning all over the chicken wings, making sure to coat them well.

5. Arrange the chicken wings on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

6. Bake for 45 minutes, turning them halfway through, until they are golden and cooked through.

7. Enjoy your jerk chicken wings with some rice and beans, coleslaw or salad.

There you have it: a delicious and easy jerk chicken wing recipe that will make your mouth water. I hope you try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below. And don't forget to follow me for more tasty recipes like this one. Until next time, happy eating!

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