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Peri Peri Chicken (better than Nandos)

Peri Peri Chicken (better than Nandos)

After my birthday dinner at Nandos compliments of Indy, I came back with an urgency to give Peri Peri chicken a try. While not a "Caribbean" dish I feel it's a dish we would definitely relate to, due to our connection to Africa and Portugal. The Peri Peri chicken at Nandos was good, however I found a true 'depth' of flavor was missing and the 'promise' of heat fell short. Yes, as a son of the Caribbean I do appreciate a bit of heat. So here's my take on Peri Peri chicken.

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Tasty Island Style Roasted Chicken Drumsticks.

Tasty Island Style Roasted Chicken Drumsticks.

Here's a quick and simple chicken dish I usually make during the cooler months when I can use the oven without overheating the entire house. During the summer months these marinated chicken pieces also make its way onto my outdoor grill. The key with this recipe is the spiced rub we marinate the chicken with for maximum Caribbean appeal. If you decide to rock these on your outdoor grill, I'd recommend cooking them on an indirect heat or you'll risk burning the spices and you won't like the outcome.

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Island Style Drunk Grilled Chicken.

Island Style Drunk Grilled Chicken.

Yes, it's time again for the annual July Month Of Grilling and we're kicking things off with one of the best chicken recipes I've ever shared. Growing up on the islands, grilling/BBQ was never really something we'd have at home. BBQ at home wasn't common (I don't ever recall seeing a propane grill), so the odd time we'd have anything close to bbq, it would be takeout or the times we'd have village bazaars, where it would also be on sale. However when we were treated to bbq takeout.. what a feast!

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5 Tips For Perfect BBQ or Grilled Chicken.

5 Tips For Perfect BBQ or Grilled Chicken.

It's not strange to see me in a parka, winter boots and full "blizzard" gear during the coldest of Canadian winters, tending to my grill with loving care and admiration. Ever since I started playing with fire and smoke on the $15 charcoal grill from Canadian Tire about 25 years ago at the back of the basement apt we rented in one of the most run-down areas of town, I've been a huge fan of bbq and grilling. Yes, there is a difference (so the "experts" will have you believe), but this post is not about the differences between BBQ and grilling, but rather the basic idea of getting the most flavor and best texture from chicken on your grill.

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Kickin Grilled Orange Chicken.

Kickin Grilled Orange Chicken.

I do hope you’re enjoying this year’s installment of July’s Month Of Grilling as I am. The heat, smoke and raw flame of the grill excites me. Maybe it brings out the primitive instincts in me (caveman)? I’m a huge fan of the orange chicken you’ll find at Chinese restaurants… battered chicken pieces fried then […]

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Mango Coconut Shado Beni (cilantro) Grilled Chicken.

Mango Coconut Shado Beni (cilantro) Grilled Chicken.

I’m always excited when this time of the year comes around, especially after such a harsh and bitter winter. I LOVE cooking on an open flame, so the annual “July’s Month Of Grilling” is when you’ll see another level of energy come out in me (watch my videos). In this recipe we’ll take key Caribbean ingredients, such […]

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BBQ Chicken Wrapped In Bacon Glazed With Tamarind BBQ Sauce.

BBQ Chicken Wrapped In Bacon Glazed With Tamarind BBQ Sauce.

When it comes to BBQ and grilling in the Caribbean, we usually stick to more traditional things, like ‘jerk” and your everyday grilled chicken and other meats glazed store bought bbq sauce. However it’s not due to a lack of creativity, but more sticking to what you know. The new generation are experimenting with different […]

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Curry Chicken Lollipops On The Grill.

Curry Chicken Lollipops On The Grill.

As our adventure on the grill continues, I thought I’d share a very creative way to do chicken lollipops. If you’re not familiar with chicken lollipops, it’s basically the way the drumette of the wing is shaped to give the appearance of our favorite kid candy, lollipops. With that in mind I decided to make a […]

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Caribbean Tamarind Grilled Chicken.

Caribbean Tamarind Grilled Chicken.

  After sharing that wonderful recipe for making your own homemade tamarind bbq sauce, I though I’d quickly show you how to put it to use on some grilled chicken. BBQ or grilling in the Caribbean usually means making your own sauce or taking the commercial stuff and personalizing it with your own herbs and […]

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Pineapple glazed grilled chicken.

Pineapple glazed grilled chicken.

This was supposed to be a guava glazed grilled chicken recipe, but like old Mother Hubbard… the cupboard was bare when I went rummaging. My mistake. My sister gave me a bottle of jam she had brought back from the islands her last visit and for some reason I though it was guava jam. After-all, […]

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