Jerk Chicken

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BBQ and Grilling

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Jerk Chicken

Prep 15 m

Cook 30 m

Ready In 45 m

4 Servings

385 Calories


"This is one of my nephew's favorite grilled recipes. Jerk means Jamaican barbecue. This well rounded flavor of sweet, hot, herbal and spicy chicken can be served with rice, beans or pasta. Or just make a chicken sandwich out of it! I also add garlic and a kiwi to the marinade."

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  1. 6 green onions, chopped

  2. 1 onion, chopped

  3. 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  4. 3/4 cup soy sauce

  5. 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar

  6. 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  7. 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  8. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

  12. 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the green onions, onion, jalapeno pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Mix for about 15 seconds.

  2. Place the chicken in a medium bowl, and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or overnight.

  3. Preheat grill for high heat.

  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook chicken on the prepared grill 6 to 8 minutes, until juices run clear.

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