Smoky and Spicy Jerk-Marinated Chicken Recipe

Smoky and Spicy Jerk-Marinated Chicken Recipe

How To Make Smoky and Spicy Jerk-Marinated Chicken

If you’re on the hunt for a unique meal, then this Caribbean-inspired marinated chicken with a spiced rub, makes the most savory and filling dish!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes



  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tbspsea salt
  • 1tbspsesame seeds
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • 1tspred pepper flakes
  • 1tsphabanero Scotch bonnet chili powder
  • ½tspground thyme
  • ½tspground coriander
  • ½tspground allspice
  • ½tspground ginger
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • 2tbspworcestershire sauce
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 2tbsplime juice,freshly squeezed
  • 1tbspmolasses
  • 1tspliquid smoke flavoring
  • 4large whole chicken breasts,boneless skinless


  1. Mix the brown sugar, salt, sesame seeds, black pepper, red pepper flakes, chili powder, thyme, coriander, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves together in a bowl.

  2. Mix Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, molasses, and liquid smoke together in a separate bowl. Combine with the spice blend to make the marinade.

  3. Remove the tenderloins from chicken breasts and cut the rest of the breasts in half. Reserve about ¼ of the rub, then coat the chicken with the remainder.

  4. Marinate for 4 hours to overnight.

  5. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  6. Grill the marinated chicken pieces over direct heat for 2 to3 minutes per side, until no longer pink in the center.

  7. Serve with reserved marinade, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 293.25kcal
  • Fat: 14.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.80g
  • Fiber: 0.76g
  • Sugar: 6.33g
  • Protein: 31.13g
  • Cholesterol: 92.80mg
  • Sodium: 455.87mg
  • Calcium: 56.44mg
  • Potassium: 479.86mg
  • Iron: 2.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 43.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.53mg
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