A spicy blend of herbs, vinegar and chilli make this delicious Jamaican inspired chicken.
If you cannot find habaneros, feel free to use Scotch bonnets - they are similar in heat and flavour.
There is no sesame oil in jerk chicken. Jamaicans do not use sesame oil in cooking jerk chicken !!!! Sunflower oil is what is used and it does make a difference to the flavour ! ...also you forgot the shallots/escallion which is also key ! If you are going to post a dish which is a country's speciality, at least do your homework ! - 15 Feb 2012
the chicken was quite nice, but the gravy was not - 16 Sep 2011
OK, so maybe I am merely a novice in the kitchen, but here I am preparing this dish (it's marinating as we speak) and my hands start burning. How was I supposed to know not to touch the pepper with my hands? Apparently (now that I have researched the Habenero peppers online) you are not supposed to touch these peppers with your bare hands (i.e., you are supposed to wear rubber gloves) and you must wash the cutting board and knives to prevent the spreading of this capsaicin in the pepper which can burn your skin upon contact. I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE RECIPE DIRECTIONS!! Some sort of 'handling instructions or warning' and what to do if you happen to come into contact with this capsaicin. I am so disappointed, I am ready to dump the dish and start something else for dinner. - 29 Apr 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)