This simple grilled jamaican jerk chicken has a juicy, tender center and a ton of bold flavor thanks to a zesty lime and island-spiced marinade.
If you break it down, it’s two parts: part one is the marinade, and part two is the chicken, and it’s that marinade that transforms the chicken into a flavor bomb.
If you’ve never tried Jamaican jerk anything before, your mind is about to be blown; it’s spicy with a little bit of sweetness, and grilling gives the outside a nice crispness while the inside stays nice and juicy-tender. And don’t shy away from the ginger in this recipe; I generally don’t love ginger but in this recipe, it absolutely works – it’s not overpowering but adds a lot of umph to the dish and helps give it that signature
How caribbean restaurant make jerk chicken on the grill
Grilled Jerk Chicken with Pineapple 🔗
A flavorful chicken dinner that takes just minutes to cook.
Serving Size: 1 /4 pound chicken
Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 /4 pound chicken, calories 298 kcal, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 36 g, Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 96 mg, Sodium 736 mg, Sugar 2 g, unSaturated Fat 12 g
- 1 pound of boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons jerk seasoning blend
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Make the marinade: add 3 tablespoons seasoning blend, tablespoons tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil to a glass bowl that’s large enough to hold the chicken and mix well.
- Add the chicken breasts to the marinade in the bowl and turn them in the bowl until they are coated with the marinade. Cover the chicken and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Preheat a gas grill or electric on medium to high heat.
- Place the chicken breasts on the grill; cover the grill and cook them for 7 minutes, flip them over and cook for about 5 minutes more until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165.
How do you cook jerk chicken breast on the grill?
The chicken is perfectly tender and juicy, and since we use boneless skinless chicken breast, it’s also a healthy meal. My version of Caribbean jerk chicken delivers the authentic sweet and spicy flavors in a milder way.
What are the main spices in jerk chicken?
The chicken breasts should be placed on a gas or electric grill that has been preheated to medium to high heat, covered for 7 minutes, then turned over and cooked for an additional 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165.