Jamaican Chicken Thighs

with Pineapple Salad
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Jamaican Chicken Thighs

Jamaican Chicken Thighs - Spicy marinated chicken with fruity salad

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45 min.
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Nutritional values

Besides valuable protein, there is a lot of iron. The trace element is particularly well utilised from chicken meat; iron is important for the oxygen supply of the whole body and thus for more vitality. In addition, almost half the daily requirement of vitamin C is covered - necessary for the formation of connective tissue and hormones.

Serve pulses with chicken, for example lentils. Besides many dietary fibres, they provide valuable minerals.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie642 cal.(31 %)
Protein58 g(59 %)
Fat30 g(26 %)
Carbohydrates30 g(20 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage4 g(13 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin25.3 mg(211 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate52 μg(17 %)
Pantothenic acid2.5 mg(42 %)
Biotin11.6 μg(26 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C42 mg(44 %)
Potassium985 mg(25 %)
Calcium92 mg(9 %)
Magnesium108 mg(36 %)
Iron5.3 mg(35 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc4.2 mg(53 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.9 g
Uric acid392 mg
Cholesterol170 mg
Development of this recipe:


3 small onions (about 100 grams)
1 pc ginger (40 grams)
3 green chili peppers
1 Lime
1 tsp ground allspice
½ tsp dried thyme
ground Nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cloves
1 Tbsp Canola oil
2 Tbsps soy sauce
4 Chicken legs (each about 300 grams)
1 Pineapple (about 1 kg)
3 Red onions (about 125 grams)
3 sprigs Thai basil
3 sprigs Basil
½ lemon
2 Tbsps Agave syrup
2 Tbsps olive oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
gingerAgave syrupsoy sauceolive oilBasilthyme

Kitchen utensils

1 Baking sheet, 2 Bowls, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Food processor, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 1

For the marinade, peel the small onions and coarsely chop.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 2

Peel ginger root and coarsely chop. Rinse chile peppers, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Juice lime. Combine coarsely chopped onions, ginger and chiles with allspice, thyme, a pinch of ground nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, canola oil, soy sauce and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and purée in a food processor.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 3

Rinse the chicken thighs and pat dry. Pierce the chicken with a sharp knife or kitchen fork several times.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 4

Place the chicken in a bowl and cover with the marinade. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 5

Peel the pineapple, cut into quarters and cut out the core. Cut flesh into cubes.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 6

Peel the red onions and cut into thin strips.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 7

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and cut into very thin strips. Juice lemon.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 8

Mix pineapple, red onions, basil, agave syrup, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl and let the flavors meld for 30-60 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Jamaican Chicken Thighs preparation step 9

Place chicken skin side up on a greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas mark 3)(approximately 400°C/convection 350°F) for 40 minutes. Serve chicken with pineapple salad.