Runaway Bay Jamaican Chicken

Runaway Bay Jamaican Chicken


"I got this recipe from my sister, who searches for delicious and unusual dishes. This one lit up the family, and everyone loved it. As it got passed around to family and friends, slight changes occurred. For instance, you can omit the cilantro if you don't care for it or use less nutmeg and more cloves; the possibilities are endless. Just be sure you use caution when working with habaneros. Rubber gloves would be ideal."


1 d 1 h servings 279 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 17g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a food processor, combine onion, garlic, habanero pepper, and ginger. Pulse until ingredients are minced. Blend in olive oil, brown sugar, vinegar, orange juice concentrate, soy sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cilantro, salt, and pepper. In a container, combine marinade with chicken. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Grill chicken for 10 minutes per side, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.


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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  1. 42 Ratings


It's too bad somebody messed up their rating for this recipe, because it's got a really terrific flavor. My only changes were to cut the recipe down to 2 servings, but I still used a whole haba...

This recipe is AWESOME... When I found it I wanted to make it right away so I only marinated it for about 3 hrs with the chicken cut up in chunks for skewers on the grill... it tasted great with...

I started to prepare this and overlooked the "overnight" part. I didn't have time to marinade for even half the amount of time and it still came out great! To get a milder spicy result I subbe...

I've been in jamaica many times, and pretty much found this recipe to be quite boring. I thought the habenero's would kick it up, but not really. Will look for something with more taste and wi...

I thought this was fantastic. I wasn't too sure of it by the smell when I was marinating it but once I put it on the grill it started smelling wonderful. My fiance ate FIVE pieces of it. The onl...

it is cool

This marinade recipe is fantastic and so versatile! I decided to try it, because I my boyfriend and I recently went to jamaica and he loved the jerk chicken. Although this is not as spicy made a...

I thought I'd hate it since it called for cilantro but it was good and we had no leftovers which is high praise from my family. If you like cilantro than you'll love this. If you're not a fan ...

Wonderful on the Grill, careful with the Habanero it can bite!