Caribbean Chicken - Roasted Spiced Chicken

Great recipe for Caribbean Chicken - Roasted Spiced Chicken - This dish makes use of the warm spices prevalent throughout the Caribbean cooking. Optional chile pepper selection just adds heat.

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Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 85 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Caribbean Chicken - Roasted Spiced Chicken

Caribbean Chicken - Roasted Spiced Chicken


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 hot chile pepper - fresh green, seeded, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons allspice (~14 berries)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (~12 pepper corns)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (~1 inch long)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (~ 1/2 nut)
  • 2 whole chickens - quartered
  • 1 gallon reclosable plastic bag


  1. Place onion, cloves, vinegar, honey, ginger, thyme, pepper and oil in blender.

  2. Place allspice, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg into spice mill and pulse into a fine powder. Add to blender.

  3. Puree into coarse marinade.

  4. Add chicken to reclosable bag. Add Marinade to reclosable bag. Coat chicken.

  5. Refrigerate at least 8 hours (max 36 hours). Turning chicken occasionally.

  6. Preheat over to 400F. Arrange chicken pieces with marinade on rimmed baking sheet.

  7. Roast until cooked through, about 45 minutes.


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