Jerk Chicken Recipe
Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Our recipe for Jamaican jerk chicken features a spicy, flavorful marinade. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you off — chances are you already have most of what you’ll need.

You can bake marinated chicken for a quick weeknight meal, or move it to the grill for a great summer barbecue.

Jerk Chicken
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Jerk Chicken

Heat up your taste buds with this spicy jerk chicken recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword jerk chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate 4 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 191 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dark rum optional
  • 1 medium jalapeño seeds and veins removed, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger peeled, chopped
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 4 4-oz. raw chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Place vinegar, rum (if desired), jalapeño, and onions in blender; cover. Blend until slightly chunky.

  2. Add thyme, oil, salt, pepper, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and honey; cover. Blend until almost smooth.

  3. Pierce chicken all over with a small knife.

  4. Place chicken in resealable plastic bag. Add lime juice; mix until well coated

  5. Add spice mixture; mix until well coated. Marinate, in the refrigerator, for 4 hours or overnight.

  6. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  7. Remove chicken from marinade; discard used marinade.

  8. Place chicken on baking sheet lightly coated with spray. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.

  9. Serve chicken with black beans if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Jerk Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 512mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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