Lisa's Jerk Chicken

Lisa's Jerk Chicken

9 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    8 h 55 m
lisa
Recipe by  lisa

“Got this on trip to Jamaica, it's the best jerk chicken I've eaten.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

  1. Pour orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce, and lime juice into a blender; add onions, Scotch bonnet chiles, garlic, sugar, thyme, allspice, salt, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pulse several times to mix ingredients, then blend until jerk marinade is pureed.
  2. Set 1/2 cup marinade aside in a small bowl and refrigerate. Place chicken breasts into a large nonreactive bowl and pour remaining jerk sauce over chicken; stir to coat. Refrigerate chicken in marinade 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Preheat grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding used marinade. Cook chicken on the preheated grill until meat is no longer pink inside, the skin is browned, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast, not touching bone, reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 30 minutes. Baste chicken with reserved 1/2 cup of marinade as it cooks, turning chicken occasionally.

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Reviews (9)

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chefafari
2

chefafari

Delicious!

budochase
2

budochase

Amazing flavor - just the right mix of sweet and spicy. I used serrano peppers since I couldn't find scotch bonnets. Also used 2 onions instead of 3. Marinated 3 pounds of thighs for 2 days and grilled. My wife and I both loved it and will definitely be cooking this again.

Occasional Cooker
2

Occasional Cooker

This was good. I made it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, marinated it overnight and grilled it on a grill pan on top of the stove, I left out the peppers. It had a good flavor but I think it would taste better with bone-in chicken with skin on the grill. I might try that next time.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 433 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 36.8 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 2734 mg
  • 109%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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