Grilled Caribbean Free Range Chicken


Flavorful way to grill chicken. Don't be afraid of the peppers and hot sauce - the taste after grilling is still relatively mild. Please use free range chicken if your market carries it fresh. Goes perfect with brown rice and grilled zucchini.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup rum

  • 5 tablespoons light soy sauce

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 12 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 ½ tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger root

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 7 drops hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™) to taste

  • 1 serrano pepper, finely chopped

  • 4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. In a bowl, mix the rum, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, thyme, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce, and serrano pepper. Pierce the chicken on all sides with a fork. Place chicken in a shallow container, and cover with the marinade. Seal container, and marinate chicken in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat grill for high heat.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 455mg 10%

* 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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