Jamaican Jerk Chicken


Hot, succulent Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a tropical treat. You'll love the heat and flavor of this fiery marinade.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks

  • 4 limes, juiced

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups chopped green onions

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 habanero peppers, chopped


  1. Place chicken in a medium bowl. Cover with lime juice and water. Set aside.

  2. In a blender or food processor, place allspice, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar, thyme, ginger, black pepper and vegetable oil. Blend well, then mix in onions, green onions, garlic and habanero peppers until almost smooth.

  3. Pour most of the blended marinade mixture into bowl with chicken, reserving a small amount to use as a basting sauce while cooking. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.

  5. Brush grill grate with oil. Cook chicken slowly on the preheated grill. Turn frequently, basting often with remaining marinade mixture. Cook to desired doneness.

    close up view of Jamaican Jerk Chicken on skewers with white rice

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
6g Fat
13g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 511mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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