This recipe is a family favorite that is sweet and spicy! The taste is a welcome change from the everyday chicken dish. The longer you marinate, the better the flavor. Serve with a saffron rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large dish, mix the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the scotch bonnet pepper, green onions, and garlic. Pierce chicken on all sides with a fork, and place in the dish. Cover, and marinate up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.

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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; 20.9 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 352 mg sodium. 5.5 g carbohydrates; 24.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
GREAT flavors. I didn't have a chili pepper so I used some hot chili powder instead. I used 1 T oil instead of 1/3 cup since I wasn't putting it on the grill and I'm working off those Christmas pounds. I cubed the chicken and seared it in a nonstick pan with Pam. I served it on top of grilled sweet onions red and yellow peppers and fresh tomatoes. With some brown rice on the side it was pretty ANd tasty AND healthy. My husband who prefers not to experiment even liked it. I only have one regret: that I didn't take a picture to post because it was so pretty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2008
I guess this just wasn't to my tastes. It was ok but we ended up cutting up the chicken and using it in other things because we weren't crazy about the flavor. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
GREAT flavors. I didn't have a chili pepper so I used some hot chili powder instead. I used 1 T oil instead of 1/3 cup since I wasn't putting it on the grill and I'm working off those Christmas pounds. I cubed the chicken and seared it in a nonstick pan with Pam. I served it on top of grilled sweet onions red and yellow peppers and fresh tomatoes. With some brown rice on the side it was pretty ANd tasty AND healthy. My husband who prefers not to experiment even liked it. I only have one regret: that I didn't take a picture to post because it was so pretty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
GREAT flavors. I didn't have a chili pepper so I used some hot chili powder instead. I used 1 T oil instead of 1/3 cup since I wasn't putting it on the grill and I'm working off those Christmas pounds. I cubed the chicken and seared it in a nonstick pan with Pam. I served it on top of grilled sweet onions red and yellow peppers and fresh tomatoes. With some brown rice on the side it was pretty ANd tasty AND healthy. My husband who prefers not to experiment even liked it. I only have one regret: that I didn't take a picture to post because it was so pretty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2008
Delicious. But I made a mistake. I shut the lid to my charcoal grill. I didn't grill the chicken but I smoked it. The smoke overwhelmed all of the other flavors imparted by the marinade. But the instructions were impeccable and the chicken was moist. For lunch I reheated it in the microwave in the defrost setting turning over a few times through. It maintained the moisture and the flavor of the chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
Great recipe! Don't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2006
Had to impress the in laws- some pretty picky eaters- and this recipe did the trick! Very flavorful not too spicy and a crowd pleaser. Even my kids liked it. Worked well in the oven. 350 degrees for 1 hour. Thanks for a great recipe Beth! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
I made this for company and everyone loved it; 2 asked for the recipe. I adjusted the servings for 12 and baked it in the oven for an hour plus as the pieces were rather big. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
A PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2011
Faux Jerk Chicken Haiku: "Love this marinade! Chicken bathed in it one day. Spicy jerk yah mon!" This was great chicken; however "Jay's Jerk Chicken" from AR is far superior in quality but this recipe made up for that with its ease of preparation. Followed the recipe exactly subbing jalapenos for the scotch bonnet and going a teensy bit heavier on the allspice. Leaving my chicken tenderloins marinating in it for a little over 24 hrs. resulted in a moist flavorful hunk o' jerky poultry goodness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2011
Delicious especially as a marinade for tofu (I don't eat meat). Why is is "faux" jerk though? Tastes exactly like the ones I had in Jamaica (except maybe missing ginger). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
This is great. Used the marinade on chicken thighs then cooked under the broiler. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2008
I guess this just wasn't to my tastes. It was ok but we ended up cutting up the chicken and using it in other things because we weren't crazy about the flavor. Read More
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