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Easy Paleo Jerk Chicken Drumsticks



2 pounds chicken drumsticks or thighs
2 Scotch bonnet peppers, stemmed and seeded
3 tbsp lime juice
4 scallions, chopped plus extra to serve
4 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tbsp dried thyme
1-inch fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp honey
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tsp allspice berries
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp smoked paprika


1. Pierce the chicken all over with the tip of a small knife.

2. In a blender place the scallions, garlic, bay leaves, Scotch bonnet peppers, lime juice, honey, thyme, ginger, black peppercorns, salt, allspice berries, cinnamon and smoked paprika and blend until smooth. Toss the jerk seasoning with the chicken drumsticks. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with foil and lightly grease with olive oil.
Place the chicken on the prepared baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through.

4. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped scallion and serve.

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