Faux Jerk Chicken

Faux Jerk Chicken


"This recipe is a family favorite that is sweet and spicy! The taste is a welcome change from the everyday chicken dish. The longer you marinate, the better the flavor. Serve with a saffron rice."


1 d 35 m servings 311 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large dish, mix the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the scotch bonnet pepper, green onions, and garlic. Pierce chicken on all sides with a fork, and place in the dish. Cover, and marinate up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill chicken 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
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  1. 88 Ratings


GREAT flavors. I didn't have a chili pepper, so I used some hot chili powder instead. I used 1 T oil instead of 1/3 cup since I wasn't putting it on the grill, and I'm working off those Christ...

Delicious. But I made a mistake. I shut the lid to my charcoal grill. I didn't grill the chicken, but I smoked it. The smoke overwhelmed all of the other flavors imparted by the marinade. B...

Had to impress the in laws- some pretty picky eaters- and this recipe did the trick! Very flavorful, not too spicy and a crowd pleaser. Even my kids liked it. Worked well in the oven. 350 degree...

Great recipe! Don't change a thing!

I made this for company and everyone loved it; 2 asked for the recipe. I adjusted the servings for 12 and baked it in the oven for an hour plus as the pieces were rather big.

This is great. Used the marinade on chicken thighs, then cooked under the broiler. Will definitely make again.

Delicious, especially as a marinade for tofu (I don't eat meat). Why is is "faux" jerk though? Tastes exactly like the ones I had in Jamaica (except maybe missing ginger).

Faux Jerk Chicken Haiku: "Love this marinade! Chicken bathed in it one day. Spicy jerk, yah mon!" This was great chicken; however, "Jay's Jerk Chicken" from AR is far superior in quality, but th...

I love this recipe! It is one of my absolute favorites and I make it whenever I get a chance. Always juicy, tender and delicious. I mix up all the ingredients and let the chicken marinate for a...