Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jerk Chicken Kabobs and Sea World

To the right: This is my 4 yr old, ALexandra. She is the tiny one sitting in the middle with a HUGE grin.

This is my baby, Bailey Leland, she is 19 months. My lil read head.

The family and I went to Sea World this weekend and on our way home I was craving Bahama Breeze. Instead of dragging the sleepy little girls into a resturuant I decided to recreate our favorite dish at home.I love this spicy chicken dish. My husband wanted to eat right away. Which left no time for the chicken to marinade. I made the marinade and basted the chicken every few minutes and it turned out flavorful and wonderful.

To be honest, my husband asked for this dish once a week. We shall see........

Jerk Chicken Kabobs with Pineapple
adapted from (Jays Jerk Chicken)

2 lbs of chicken, butterflied and pounded pretty thin
1 meduim sized pineapple cut in bit sized pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper (I threw in the entire pepper minus the stem)
1 habenero (Seeded)
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
skewers, soaked in water

1. I added onions down to allspice into the food processor and processed until well combined and thick.
2. I added the chicken to the skewers by sticking it right threw the middle. I added the pineapple to each end. I brushed the chicken with the marinade every 5-10 minutes.
**For the kids I just salt and peppered a few skewers and did not baste them...They turned out perfect and they loved them.


  1. The girls are adorable and look like they are having such fun, and these jerk chicken kabobs sound absolutely delicious. In a nice bit of coincidence, I also posted a grilled chicken recipe this evening but more importantly, I wrote a small paragraph about you to thank you for sharing your blog award with me back in May! Apologies for my delayed gratitude but it's sincere. 8-D

  2. What sweet little girls! These kabobs sound fantastic - so flavorful!

  3. Wow..this is another fantastic recipe. Love the pineapple with the chicken. Great one!

    Ohhh your gals are so cute and sweet :)

  4. hahaha! My grin is as big as your precious daughter's! How adorable!
    And wow...jerk chicken with pineapple! What a great combination!

  5. Hugs and kisses for your cute kids!
    Pineapple with chicken great combination and totally delicious recipe!
    Keep sharing.

  6. Great contrast of flavours here. Going to have to try this!

  7. Looks good. I love the pineapple and chicken combo. Definitely a great meal to be had here. *drool*

  8. This looks totally delicious. Pineapple+chicken=delish!!!

  9. Yum! I tagged you in a recent post on my blog :)

  10. I can see why your husband wants this every week. Looks delicious!

  11. The jerk chicken kebabs look excellent, great flavors! Your girls are adorable and looks like they really enjoyed the visit to Sea World.

  12. Is Bahama Breeze the official pit stop after SeaWorld? :)

    After our SeaWorld visit in June we thought about going there too but instead opted for a cheaper place specializing in middle eastern street food. Your kabobs would be great there too! Thanks for sharing.

  13. mmmmm...yummy flavors!! I bet this was a great day :D

  14. Oh yum. I bet the jerk and the pineapple go really well together.

  15. Miranda, these look great! and what cuties you have. We are heading to Orlando this weekend, my baby lives there with her husband, can't believe they have been married a year all ready.
    We are going to Islands of Adventure, did SeaWorld a couple of months ago. You asked on my blog were we live, Riverview Florida, about one hour east of Orlando. We should have a foodie lunch sometime, I love your blog!

  16. This look fresh and fabulous. Love the flavors. And how cute are your children? Very!

  17. Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments about my baby girls. Thank you thank you.

  18. You have such adorable kids!! If this is your hubby's weekly dish, it must be very delicious!

  19. Miranda what a great idea!! Just the thought of skewering the chicken and throwing it on the grill is a great idea~ especially for these last summer weekends!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    PS: I've already said a million times how absolutely adorable the girls are, but what's one million and one gonna hurt? They're adorable!!!

  20. sounds like a lovely day!

  21. Those jerk kabobs look wonderful. Gorgeous family photos!


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