Faux Jerk Chicken


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 35 mins
4 servings


  • cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 scotch bonnet chile pepper, minced

  • ¼ cup minced green onions with tops

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. 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.

  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
21g Fat
6g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* 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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