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Jul 8, 2011

Jerk Chicken Skewers with Honey-Lime CreamRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

4 Reviews

Serves: 4 to 6 // Prep time: 30 minutes | Marinating time: 2 to 3 hours | Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes | Special equipment: metal or bamboo skewers; rubber or plastic gloves

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 1 oz fresh cilantro
  • 1 oz fresh ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 habanero or Scotch bonnet chile peppers
  • 2 limes
  • 4 scallions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each about 6 oz

Oil and Spices

  • .5 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1.25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 2.25 tsp kosher salt

Condiments

  • 2 tsp honey

Dairy

  • .5 cups sour cream

Other

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Special Equipment

  • 12 metal or bamboo skewers
  • rubber or plastic gloves

Ingredients

Paste

  • 1 habanero or Scotch bonnet chile pepper
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 scallions (white and light green parts only), roughly chopped
  • 6 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each about 6 ounces

Instructions

  1. To avoid burning your skin, wear rubber or plastic gloves when you handle the chile. After handling the chile, do not touch your face or any other part of your body, as that might cause a burning sensation. Remove and discard the stem of the chile, then cut away and discard the hot whitish veins and seeds. Put the rest of the chile in the bowl of a food processor. Add the remaining paste ingredients and process until smooth.

  2. Trim the chicken of any fat and remove the tenders. Cut the chicken lengthwise into even strips, ½ to ¾ inch thick.

  3. Place the chicken strips and tenders into a large, resealable plastic bag and spoon in the paste. Work the paste into the chicken, press out the air in the bag, and seal tightly. Place in the refrigerator and let marinate for 2 to 3 hours.

  4. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes.

  5. In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Let the sauce stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

  6. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  7. Wearing rubber or plastic gloves, thread the chicken strips onto the skewers, being sure to keep each skewer well within the flesh of the chicken. If you don’t have rubber gloves, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after this step.

  8. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the skewers over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the meat is firm and the juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once or twice. Serve warm with the sauce.

4 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Aug 17, 2013

Paul O

A very happy medium

We decided on a Weber kettle - but which to get? This is the grill we chose because it had the features we wanted while being the most cost-effective option. This grill set-up uses the same kettle as all other 22.5 Webers. At first, we were planning on the One-Touch Gold 22.5, but were disappointed that it didn't come with the lid holder and knew a prep surface would be necessary. The One-Touch is $75 less than the Performer Silver. Is it worth that much more for a small table, a shelf, and the lid holder? In the end, I think it is. This grill gives you many of the features of the pricier Performers with the footprint of the One-Touches thanks to a fold-away table.
1. The metal table is handy and wholly heat-proof. It cleans up easily and, being steel, magnets work (nice for our timer and grill light).
2. The hooks, as noted by other reviewers, are basically useless with most tools - we replaced them within two weeks.
3. The ash-cleaner is nice and it gets most of the ash - some ash falls outside the limits of what the baffles can remove (no big deal, though). As a tip, before using, take out the grates and adjust the ash cleaner's baffles to full open, half open, 1/4 open, and closed while marking the handle position with a pen - the range of motion for the baffles is rather large, but most of that range is full open. Weber should mark these for us, in my opinion, since you cannot easily tell how open the baffles are when the grill is in-use.
4. The grill is on two wheels and two locking casters. They prefer a hard, even surface and don't do well with traipsing through the grass (we grill on the lawn). The wheels and casters are plastic, so no major issue with ground contact & rust.

Spring for the chimney starter and the coal baskets, too. Very handy.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jan 8, 2014

Kelli C

Great Flavors!

The spices and flavors of the jerk seasoning goes great with the sauce. One of our favorite jerk recipes!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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