Grilled Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Carla Jordan Modified: March 23, 2022
Grilled Jerk Chicken Recipe

How To Make Grilled Jerk Chicken

Here’s another irresistible chicken recipe made with spicy Caribbean-style grilled jer chicken cooked deliciously on a warm grill basting with marinade.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 2tbspsalt
  • 2tbspgarlic powder
  • 1tbspwhite sugar
  • 1tbspground allspice
  • 1tbspthyme,dried
  • tspcayenne pepper
  • tspground black pepper
  • tspground sage
  • ¾tspground nutmeg
  • ¾tspground cinnamon
  • ¾cupwhite vinegar
  • ½cupfresh orange juice
  • ¼cupsoy sauce
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1lime,juiced
  • 1cupwhite onion,finely chopped
  • 3green onions,diced
  • 1scotch bonnet chile pepper,chopped
  • 4chicken breasts,skinless boneless, trimmed


  1. Combine salt, garlic powder, sugar, allspice, thyme, cayenne, black pepper, sage, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

  2. While beating with a wire whisk, slowly add vinegar, orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, and lime juice.

  3. Add onion, green onions, and chile pepper then mix well. Add chicken breasts, cover, and marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Reserve.

  5. Cook chicken on the preheated grill, basting with the reserved marinade frequently until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear for about 6 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chicken.

  6. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


  • Calories: 519.38kcal
  • Fat: 30.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.92g
  • Fiber: 3.50g
  • Sugar: 8.86g
  • Protein: 39.94g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 995.96mg
  • Calcium: 86.03mg
  • Potassium: 766.56mg
  • Iron: 2.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 73.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.85mg
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