Jay's Jerk Chicken

Jay's Jerk Chicken


"This is one of my nephew's favorite grilled recipes. Jerk means Jamaican barbecue. This well rounded flavor of sweet, hot, herbal and spicy chicken can be served with rice, beans or pasta. Or just make a chicken sandwich out of it! I also add garlic and a kiwi to the marinade."


4 h 45 m servings 385 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 39.2 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 2798 mg
  • 112%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the green onions, onion, jalapeno pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Mix for about 15 seconds.
  2. Place the chicken in a medium bowl, and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat grill for high heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook chicken on the prepared grill 6 to 8 minutes, until 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. 677 Ratings


We visit Jamaica once a year, but that isn't enough to get our fill of the awesome jerk chicken we eat in Negril. I found this recipe and decided to try it based on the reviews. I used Habener...

I cannot reiterate enough. This is the most delicious chicken I have ever tasted. If you use habanero peppers instead of jalapeƱos, it's ridiculously hot. What I do is I cook it in the Oven ...

Wow!! Awesome! If I could only quote my husband and my guests...."unbelievable", "awesome", "sooo tender", "great kick to it", etc. I marinated boneless breasts for about 6 hours. I did make...

This was a delicous recipe. I've been to Jamaica and the flavors of this recipe took me back. I used a Jalapeno pepper and the chicken was not too spicy. For those of you that love heat, you may...

Very nice recipe, that I've made twice now. I did omit the green onion the second time as I found the recipe a bit strong in the onion flavor, but I did add several cloves of garlic! Really ex...

This was ok but not great. I will admit though that it may be my fault that this didn't taste to my liking as I let the chicken marinate 2 days. All I could taste was soy sauce and green onion...

Very good! As previously suggested, I brought some of the marinade to a slow boil and served the marinade over rice. Along with mango salsa, it created a great summer menu.

Considering thhe time spent making the marinade, I found the end result sort of mediorce. Sorry, but we probably won't be making this one again anytime soon. All you could really taste was the s...

This recipe is excellent! The marinade gave the chicken a really great flavor and color. Will definately be making this alot!