Caribbean Chicken Skewers

    40 minutes

    These spicy, zesty chicken skewers are inspired by Caribbean flavours.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1 onion, cut into 6 wedges
    • 2 hot green chillies, seeded
    • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1½ teaspoons ground allspice
    • 3cm piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 175ml rum
    • 4 tablespoons treacle
    • 4 limes, rind finely grated and juiced
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into 3cm pieces

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place garlic, onion, chillies, spring onions, thyme, allspice and ginger into the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl, and stir in rum, treacle, and lime rind and juice.
    2. Place chicken in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate for 24 hours.
    3. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    4. Remove meat from marinade, and thread onto skewers. Boil marinade in a small saucepan for at least 3 minutes.
    5. Brush cooking grate with oil, and arrange skewers on hot grate. Slowly cook the chicken until slightly charred and cooked through, brushing with the marinade every time you turn the meat.

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    Used different ingredients. I added some coconut cream to this recipe and it was delicious - a real taste of the Carribean!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Coconut Cream  -  11 Oct 2009


    I served this new recipe to a bunch of our friends at a BBQ this summer and it was a giant hit. The ingredients were different but blended so well and kept the chicken very moist and tender, thanks!!  -  29 Sep 2008