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Questions about Cooking Chicken


What are Jerk Seasoning and Chicken Tenders?
After chicken is coated in jerk seasoning, it is slowly grilled to lock in flavor.
After chicken is coated in jerk seasoning, it is slowly grilled to lock in flavor.
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Q. What is jerk seasoning?

A. Jerk seasoning, which originated in Jamaica, is a blend of dried herbs and spices rubbed on meat and poultry prior to grilling or added to liquid marinades.

The blend often contains onions, garlic, thyme, chilies, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. If you can't find a brand that is sugar and sodium free, make your own blend.

Q. What are chicken tenders?

A. Chicken tenders or supremes are the lean tender strips that are found on the underside of the chicken breast.

Since they are skinless, boneless and have virtually no waste, tenders are a great time saver in the kitchen. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into strips can be substituted.

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