Stuffed Jerk Chicken Breast

Stuffed Jerk Chicken Breast


1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup apricot jam, divided
1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded
2 tablespoons rum


1. Make the jerk spice rub by mixing together the allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic powder, ginger, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Holding knife horizontally, insert into the thick end of each chicken breast and cut to make a deep pocket. Be careful not to pierce through the other end.
3. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup apricot jam until well combined.
4. Spoon the cheese mixture evenly into the pockets of each chicken breast.

5. Sprinkle the jerk seasoning all over the stuffed chicken breasts and gently rub the spice into the meat.
6. Make the glaze, by blending the remaining 1/4 cup apricot jam, scotch bonnet pepper and rum until smooth. Set aside.
7. Set the smoker to 250 F using wood bisquettes of choice (maple or hickory also work great).

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8. Place the chicken breasts on smoker rack and put the rack in the Bradley smoker. Smoke the chicken until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F, about 3 hours.
9. Midway through the smoking session, brush some of the glaze on the chicken. Brush them again when the chicken comes out of the smoker.