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  • 1 cup (225 ml) diced onion
  • 3 scallions, green and white parts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh thyme leaves, or 2 tsp (10 ml). dried
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) coarsely chopped gingerroot
  • 2 or more Scotch bonnet or habanero chile peppers
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). salt
  • 2 whole chicken breast, split and skinned
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the onion, scallion, thyme, ginger, chiles, oil, allspice, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Process to a pulpy paste--there will be about a cup.
  • Spread the paste liberally over the chicken breasts.
  • Arrange the chicken on a plate.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerate 2-3 hours, up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees (150 C.).
  • Place the chicken in a baking dish, cover and bake 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, light the grill, or if cooking indoors, heat a grill pan or ridged griddle.
  • When the chicken comes out of the oven, grill it until it is cooked through, turning the pieces once--this takes about 10 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts.
194 calories, 7 grams of fat per serving.

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