It’s game time! Super Bowl XLVII is finally here! Let’s go Niners! What am I doing to play a part in all of the madness?? Besides prepping my heart for the big game, I came up with this recipe…well to be more accurate, I came up with an adaptation to the many recipes I came across for making jerk chicken.
I knew I wanted to make wings of some sort but I’m not really a huge fan of Buffalo wings and only sometimes do I prefer them, today is not that day. Then I remembered back in May, my friend’s sister was baking chicken wings for a family event and immediately I wanted some. Though I had no idea what type of chicken wings she was making (I think she told me…but it’s been a while since last May, I have clearly forgotten), it reminded me of jerk chicken and so that is what I decided to settle on.
When I got to the store to pick up the chicken wings, I thought, well since it’s the Super Bowl I definitely don’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen so maybe I’ll just be lazy this time and get wings, a bottle of sauce, and throw some spices I have at home on it and be done with it. When I got down to the sauce/rubs aisle and picked up a potential mate for my wings, turn it over to read the ingredients/nutrition label – because I have that habit – I realized “man there is a lot of sodium and high fructose corn syrup in this”… pick up another bottle, same thing…this is looking grim. Finally I decided to just do a quick search on my phone to see what the long method for making jerk chicken is, turns out not so difficult and I have all the spices at home already. Well problem solved, now I don’t have to worry about all those mysterious ingredients in the bottled sauces, I can make my own.
I suggest making the rub the night before you plan to bake it so it can marinate overnight but if not, then at least let it marinate for 1-2 hours.
Baked Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings
printable recipe here
- Package of chicken wings (mine had about 20 wings)
For spice rub:
- 1 tsp garlic salt (or salt)
- 1 tsp ground all spice
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp cumin
- 3 tbsp Yoshida sauce (or soy sauce)
- Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl to create the jerk rub, even coat chicken wings in rub, transfer to a zip lock bag and refrigerate overnight (or 1-2 hours) to let it marinate.
- Before baking, coat pan with a little bit of oil, place chicken in, and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Now that food is set, it’s time to play! Go Niners!!! Bring home that sixth Super Bowl win!