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
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.
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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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!
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.
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.
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!
AMAZING with Chicken or Pork!!!!!!
I have made this recipe several times already and each time, it gets better and better. I omitted the allspice and ginger because I don't care for them. I have also used regular bbq sauce, as well as a Hot Pepper Chipotle Raspberry saucein place of ketchup and it still came out amazing. This is definitely a family favorite now! I tend to make it at least once a week, alternating pork and chicken. It's amazing and one of the best recipes I have found on this site!
I made this dish last night for my family. It was a huge hit. The chicken was cooked perfectly... very tender and juicy and the glaze was delicious. If you're making this dish, be careful with the all-spice, it can overpower the entire dish.
I also found that we could have used a bit more glaze. There was enough to cover the pieces of chicken, but my family and I love to dip. It was easy enough though to make a little extra.
Excellent Oven-Glazed Caribbean Chicken
Being the amateur cook that I am, I wanted to fix something special for my wife for dinner. I found this receipe to be excellent (and so did my wife's co-workers). Being a rookie cook, I found that it did take me a little longer than the 15 minutes prep time indicated in the receipe, but the end results were excellent. This receipe is going into our "keeper" list.
This recipe was really good, but it takes a lot of work to put in together.
Great taste, but needs longer to cook
I love the taste of the chicken, but my over, personally, needed a long amount of time for the chicken to be cooked fully. It took almost an extra 10mins. But great taste!!
I tried this recipie with my husband and kids and they loved the tenderness of the chicken breast. The flavour would of been alot nicer without adding the coffee, which I think was abit over bearing. Especially if your not really a coffee lover. I used Rum essence instead and again would taste just as nice without adding that as well.
I tried this, but I didn't read the part about cooking the sauce first. I marinated the chicken overnight and substituted coffee liquer (didn't have instant coffee). The flavor was excellent and the chicken very tender. Should be even better following directions! Sliced leftovers (heated) for a chicken salad (lettuce,tomator, onion, grated cheese) the next night!
Great Tasting, Easy Recipe
This recipe is excellent, by far one of the best recipes on meals.com. It was so easy to make. I made red beans and rice to go with this dish. This is one of the best meals I have made in a long time. My 13 year old finished it off and was asking for more.
I made this for my dear mother's birthday. Everyone loved it and my mom wants me to make it again! It was fun to make and so exotic. This one will definitely go in my recipe book!
OK, but nothing great
I followed the recipe exactly except for the "all spice" which I didn't have. I made 2 times the sause because of what the other readers said. I made 4 chicken breasts, and had no extra sause. The dish was ok, nothing great, probably never make it again. My husband said it was pretty good and different. I served it with white rice, thinking I would have extra sause, but I didn't.
I was OK
This recipe requires a lot of stuff I don't have in my pantery. So I bought what I didn't have. My husband wasn't all that thrilled and neither was I .
This is the first recipe I've tried from meals.com, and it won't be the last! My very picky husband loved it and now requests it at least once a week. I left out the coffee, and I had none in the house, but recommend using the rum - I think it gives it a little something extra. I also make a double recipe of the sauce as we like some extra with our rice. Yum!
Very easy and tasty, although I didn't have rum. It was still delicious. My non cooking husband also made it and did a great job!!
My whole house took on the aroma of the glaze slowly simmering. It was wonderful. Served w/ asparagus sauteed and spinach in an italian dressing.
One of my favorites!!
I absolutely love this recipe and I make it all the time! It is easier to make than it initially seems. I leave out the rum and coffee in the glaze and it still tastes great. I also just bake the chicken for 30 minutes at 375 degrees instead of broiling it. I still turn it some during cooking to coat the under side and only broil it the last 5-7 minutes or so. It's also great to heat up some of the left over glaze to use as a dipping sauce for the chicken while eating. Yummy! My husband even likes this dish and he is very picky.
This chicken was really very tasty. I followed the instructions on the ingredients, but instead of messing with the broiler. I seasoned the chicken with the salt and pepper and put it in the oven, once cooked. I mixed the rest of the ingredients brown sugar, etc and mixed it all together and put it in a skillet to cook, once the sugar was caramelized and blended with the other ingredients, I coated the chicken in the sauce and cooked it for 1-3 minutes and served it. It was easier and pretty tasty.
MAKE MORE MAKE MORE!
My family and I loved this dish and wished I would have made more! Very nice flavor (not too strong, not too light, not too sweet, etc.) Definitely will make this again and again. (Although next time I'm buying lime juice!)
This is the first time I made an ACTUAL meal from "scratch" and this was so easy to make and really cheap. I loved the flavor of the glaze, especially since I love lime and ginger. My picky husband even liked it! I recommend it to everyone.
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I needed a quick, tasty recipe for some chicken breasts. This one was great! It does take a little more effort, especially if you might not have all of the spices readily stocked, but it is well worth it. Kudos from my teenagers, also.
It makes me seem like a good cook
Wow....my mom never likes what I cook but with this chicken, she as blown away. I used ginger powder instead of real chopped up ginger. I think that gives the sweeter, and essence of ginger to the chicken rather than the strong taste to real ginger. I trust meals.com whenever they say that the recipe is a 5 star : )
This was fun to try, but a little daunting if you are a beginner cook. Using the broiler and all the turning requires watching your dinner cook, so don't plan on leaving the kitchen for twenty minutes at least! I couldn't find pre-chopped ginger so I actually bought the root! It's a bit on the sweet side, but yummy over all...
Like moister chicken?
I loved this chicken but I hate broiling and barbequeing meat. I put this chicken in the crockpot with 1/2 of the sauce and put in some water and let it cook. When it was done I glazed the chicken and put it in the oven for 10 minutes. Perfect! Moist but still well glazed.
This was a delicious and easy recipe to prepare. I grilled the chicken instead of broiling it, and used Tina from Tampa's (one of the previous reviewer's) black bean salsa recipe. I added minced jalapeno to the salsa for a bit of a kick. Good stuff!!!
My boyfriend and I tried this meal. It was really good. I'm going to back off a little on the 2 tsps. of chopped ginger, I'll only use 1 next time. We served it with steamed mixed veggies, using a hint of the brown sugar and glaze on the veggies, and put the chicken over pasta. We really enjoyed it.
Great Taste, A lot of Work
This chicken tasted great once it was done, but in my opinion it was a lot of work for what it was. I really liked the sauce, and substituted vanilla for the rum and we served it with rice and veggies. My husband thought this recipe was just average, and I thought it was very tasty. If we make it again, I think we will put it on the grill instead of under the broiler. It would be nice to have a little extra sauce to pour over it once it was cooked, the sauce was sooo yummy!
This has become my new favorite for chicken. Was great hot but was even better next day as the meat on my lunch salad. Have made 3 times since I saw it posted.
Quick and Tasty
I absolutely enjoyed this recipe. I did not have rum, so I substituted it with red wine, and instead of broiling it I pan-fried it. It took very little time to make and was very juicy. Great quick meal!
What a breath of fresh air for chicken lovers. The only changes I made was using spiced rum and grilling the chicken (never have been a big fan of cooking under the broiler). I bet this would be just as good with chicken thighs. We always use chicken breasts that are pounded flat for even cooking. I served this with grilled zuchini and a black bean salsa. The ingredients for the salsa are: 1 can back beans drained, 1 can Mexicorn drained, 1/2 can diced tomatoes, 1/2 onion diced, 1/2 avocado diced, 1/2 nectarine diced, juice of 1/2 lime, splash of olive oil, mint and cilantro chopped and cumin & corriander. Next time I will try it over rice...maybe coconut rice?!
This recipe is wonderful. I made it using my "Show-Time" grill and it tasted great. I am not one to try lots of new recipes b/c it just seems that they never turn out quite right. So, I usually stick to what I know. I have to say that I really liked this dish. Surprisingly, this was one recipe that I did not have to add any extras to. I would recommend this dish to anyone. It has become a family favorite.
Didn't have some of the ingredients so used Zesty Garlic ketchup for the plain, Spiced Rum, bottled lime juice, jarred minced ginger, and pumpkin pie spice. Grilled the breasts on an indoor grill used in the patio and it did very well. I did double the glaze recipe and may try it on pork tenderloin. Thanks again!!!!
I made this recipe one night & my family loved it! The dish is different than the usual middle of the week chicken dinner. The only thing is, maybe I have to get my broiler fixed because it was more crispy and darker on the outside that I thought it would be. All in all, a great taste & change from the norm.
I can cook!
I'm new to cooking and thought this sounded interesting as an "experiment". Turns out, I'm not half bad! And neither is this recipe! My fiance couldn't get over the flavor and was amazed at the combination of ingredients. He cleared his plate and offered to do the dishes - I LOVE this recipe!
This is wonderful. It was fun to make and the whole house smelled great. This is the second time I've made this, since after just a week my husband asked for it again. I had my kids to dinner and they said it was great. My only suggestion is make sure the chicken is done. It's hard to tell because of the color of the sauce so double check. I had to pop it in the micro for a few mintues to finish cooking.
I really liked this recipe, but then I am partial to sweet sauces on my chicken. My husband prefers more savory or spicy sauces. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the chicken and I will tuck this one away and make it again this summer for friends.
This recipe was quick and easy. Sauce was a little pungent at first. I was very skeptical that my family would eat it, they hate just about everything that isn't junk food. But even my 13 year old, who never cleans his plate, ate it and even made a point to say he liked it! This is a must try for picky eaters.
I made this chicken a couple of nights ago. It was so goooooood. I didn't have dark rum so I used light colored rum. Very easy to make, and very delicious. My whole family loved the meal. Goes perfect with a side of easy cook rice.
I thought it a very different flavor. The sauce is strong before you bake it on the chicken, but my whole family loved it. Very good
Not your run of the mill chicken
I made this chicken dish for my wife the night she start a new job. It took a little extra time to make but the results made it well worth the extra work. It dish is a must try.
I made this for company last night. I'm always a little scared to make something new for friends without trying it on my husband first, but this was great. It took a little time, but it was delicious. My friend asked me for the recipe. I will definitely make this again and again!
Finger licking good!!!
I was tired of making lemon pepper chicken and was looking for a good and easy recipe since I usually don't have much time to cook. I made this recipe for myself, but once my roommates got a smell of it, they charged at it and said it was probably my best dish yet. As other writers have stated, you should double the recipe so that you enough sauce to glaze the chicken more than once on both sides. Also I made a few substitutions where I didn't have the ingredients and it still came out great:
white rum instead of dark
nutmeg instead of allspice
vegetable oil instead of olive oil
Guys you can really impress a lady with this one. All you need to know is how to turn on an oven.
I made this chicken for my fiance for dinner and he loved it as did I. It tasted wonderful and I enjoyed it ten times more than I thought I would! I would definitely recommend trying this recipe! It takes a few extra minutes to prepare but it is worth the wait!
Change of Pace
Very tastey. The sauce was sweeter than I expected but enjoyed it. The chicken was VERY moist and tender. We had honey carrots with toasted pecans as the side. Great combination. Clean plates that night and no left overs!
I tried this dish for my wife for Valentines Day and it was absolutely the best chicken I have ever had! The flavor was amazing! She has never been one to try anything new and is very picky about what she eats but she loved it! I doubled the sauce measurements as suggested and had just the right amount. I am also not the most kitchen savy person in the world and it was some work but the results were 100% worth the little amount of time and effort needed! This dish will definitely be made again in our household!
Finger Licken good
I made this for our SuperBowl party. What a hit. I made a triple batch, I did not have to worry about left overs, it went fast. This will be a keeper, I cannot wait to these on the grill.
This chicken looks like something you would order from a high end restaurant! My husband was impressed with the appearance as well as the taste and I found a different way to cook chicken. The sauce was a little too tangy for me, but nothing that I cannot adjust over time. I will definitely make this recipe for my family again:)