Oven-Glazed Caribbean Chicken

Oven-Glazed Caribbean Chicken

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based on 63 reviews
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15 min.
60 min.
4 Servings

Succulent chicken, seasoned with Caribbean spices, and oven-glazed with an exotic sweet rum-coffee glaze. Worth the effort!


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar blend (such as SPLENDA)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
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COMBINE sugar blend, ketchup, rum, lime juice, butter, ginger, coffee granules and allspice in small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; stir until coffee and sugar blend are dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside.

TRIM chicken of any visible fat. With sharp knife, make two diagonal slits about 1/2-inch deep on the top side of each breast.

COMBINE garlic, oil, salt and pepper in small bowl. Rub mixture all over chicken. Arrange chicken slit-side-up on rack in shallow baking pan. Brush chicken with glaze; reserve remaining glaze. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

PREHEAT broiler.

BROIL chicken for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over; coat with reserved glaze. Broil for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. Turn chicken over again; coat with glaze. Broil for an additional 2 minutes or until tops are sizzling and brown.

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Good Stuff!

- griffin talbot from Home


I love this chicken. My whoel family ate it right up! I did omit the coffee too, and it came out wonderful. I did use 3 Tbp of brown sugar, and it came out nice and thick. I also only used 1 tsp of ginger, just because I do not care for ginger to much. Will make again!

- Tammi Brown from Rio Rancho, NM

A huge hit!!

Double the recipe or you run out of sauce. I have made this several time for company and they all leave with the recipe in hand.

- Raandi Ward from Eugene, OR

A Must Have

I say that this is a must have for everyone that wants a great chicken meal and wants to try something new.

- Rachel from Decker, MI

Plate-Licking Good

This chicken was excellent! My husband is actually from the Caribbean, and he loved it, and my 2 year old cleaned her plate, and that's saying something! It did need a little longer to cook than noted on the thicker pieces, but it was sooo amazingly tender. I listened to earlier reviews and nixed the coffee, and I used twice the amount of fresh garlic called for. I used pre-squeezed lime juice because I had it on hand. It was perfect, but I want to make it even better. Next time, I'm going to add more brown sugar for a thicker glaze, and use fresh lime to get some of the pulp in there. Don't skimp on the rum! I was afraid because it smelled so strongly at first, but now I wish I'd used more. It was polished off with no leftovers and even the serving plate was licked clean!

- Katie from Germany

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (12% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg (30% of DV)
  • Sodium: 490mg (20% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 11g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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