I had my first farm to table chicken delivered to the house on Saturday afternoon. So I got out an old jerk chicken recipe that I haven't made in a really long time. It needs to marinate overnight, so when you have a little extra time maybe give this recipe a whirl around your BBQ grill!
Warning: This IS jerk chicken, so it has the potential to be HOT!
Calypso Jerk Chicken
1 lb. fresh whole fryer chicken butchered into pieces
1 inch of fresh ginger
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup dark rum
1/4 cup olive oil
4-6 garlic cloves
1-2 habenero peppers (1 for Medium heat- 2 for High heat)
1 tbsp. honey
In a food processor, add all the wet ingredients from the top list. Blend until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Then add them to the food processor wet mixture and blend together.
Wash and pat dry your chicken. Place inside a large resealable bag and pour the jerk marinade on top the chicken. Set on a large plate and refrigerate overnight. The longer it marinates the yummier it becomes! So put it in the fridge and forget about it until tomorrow! :)
I had a grill master to help me grill the chicken! Heat your grill to medium/ high heat.
Lay chicken breast side down and grill 5 -7 minutes per side or until internal temperature read 165 degrees.
I served this with a yummy Lime Black Bean & Corn Salad and Coconut Rice!
This cleaning lady (who is also a struggling mother of 3) showed up to clean this house.... and realized that someone had BOUGHT HER the house!! Truly an awesome story here! Watch below.
(photo-- Collin Anderson/flickr)
Citing Ty Herndon as inspiration yesterday... Billy Gillman filmed a video and uploaded it to YouTube. He is also gay.
Billy claims the fact that he is gay has kept him from signing a major record deal. If that's true, that is sad and...
Ty Herndon has come out of the closet! Read the entire story from People Magazine HERE.
Here's a couple of my favorite Ty Herndon songs from the 90's:
Good for you, Ty. I support your courage and hope you can be a role model...
Meghan Trainor (who sings "All About That Bass") steps up to the mic and belts out an AWESOME version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"! This is addicting! Check it out.
(photo: carla da souza campos/Flickr)