Recipes From Today’s Show: Jerk Chicken

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TODAY on MHTV: It’s no secret that I LOVE Jamaican food, especially the classics, like jerk chicken. A garlic and scallion marinade really helps to boost the flavor and an extra helping of spicy jerk sauce doesn’t hurt either. To soak up some of that heat, I’m making festival; a lightly fried sweet cornmeal bread with hints of vanilla and allspice. More from the show.

Get the recipes from this episode:

Jerk Chicken


String Bean and Carrot Medley

Get the recipes from the 11:30 a.m. ET show:

Cooking with Hot Sauce

Watch ”Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” Mondays at 11:30 a.m. ET/10:30 a.m. CT, Tuesdays through Fridays at 11 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.

  • marian March 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love all your recipes,but I can not find your macaroni and cheese that you made when your neice was cooking with you. It looked very good. Thanks Marian

  • JB March 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    The only thing missing from this Jamaican cuisine is rice and peas, a tasty rice dish with the sweetness of coconut milk and subtle flavor of red beans; adds the missing flavor. For those who prefer a milder chicken, jalapeno peppers work well in place of scotch bonnet. My Jamaican friend also added a little soy sauce, which gave it a hint of saltiness. She simmered the chicken all afternoon until it literally crumbled at the thought of a fork coming near. The jerk chicken that we got had little fragments of bone in it, because at that time they did not debone their chicken before cooking it. Instead, they took a machete to the meat, bone and all. I imagine the festival takes the place of the rice and peas as a starch or filler, and am anxious to try it. Our last visit to Jamaica was more than 20 years ago and I’m sure festival isn’t the only change that’s taken place since then.

    Top that with a bottle of Ting or Ginger Beer, or for those choose something stronger than pop, a rum punch, and you’ll find yourself singing Jamaica Farewell. Perhaps it’s time for us to make another trip.

  • Melissa March 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    @marian… Link to the mac & cheese recipe is here I’ve made the chocolate cupcakes and they are a huge hit with the kids. Enjoy.

    Can’t wait to try this jerk chicken recipe tomorrow!

  • Glenna Lester March 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Omgah it was soooooo freagin good! The festival was such a hit too!!! I love you Lucinda! I’ve hand written about 30 of your recipes as I watch the show an they are all 5 stars for me and my hubs!

  • Cari Stanley March 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wasn’t there a beans and rice dish also featured with this episode? This sounded so good with the jerk chicken. I’m not able to find the recipe for this anywhere – with this episode or others. Help?

  • Maria Luebke April 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I made this for a dinner party I was having to welcome an old friend back to Las Vegas. It was so flavorful and different. Everyone at the table enjoyed this dish and is one of our new family favorites. I can’t wait to taste it again

  • Nazia May 10, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love all your recipes.The jerk chicken recipe
    is so delicious. It looked very good,thanks for telling the whole recipe.

  • linda February 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    the jerk chicken and all the rest look so good . I can’t wait to make this for my friends. a couple of them really like vary hot ,so they should like this.

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