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Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jerk chicken originally comes from Jamaica. If you are not familiar with it, it is basically a marinade for chicken or pork. It can also be used for other types of meats as well such as fish and beef. This mixture is a combination of tangy, hot and sweet flavors. The marinade is mixed in a blender to make things very easy. Some of the ingredients in the marinade include soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, jalapeño pepper, and various seasonings. If you don’t want to use boneless skinless chicken breasts, any type of chicken would work. I used a whole cut up chicken. This is another summer grilling recipe and is perfect for outdoor cookouts. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Jerk Chicken Recipe

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  • 1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (seeded and minced)
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • A ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice



  1.  In a food processor combine green onions, onion, jalapeño pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, thyme, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Blend for 15 seconds.
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl or sealable bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Allow marinating for at least 4 hours (or overnight for maximum flavor).
  3. Lightly oil grill grates. Pre-heat the grill to high heat. Cook chicken until the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees.
  • Author: Bobby
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Friday 18th of January 2013

I made this with extra firm tofu and brought it to church. Was a huge hit.

Wilson Deleon

Wednesday 2nd of March 2011

Greate recipes!!

Tara Yvette

Monday 7th of June 2010

I've never been a fan of Jerk Chicken, but I think I'll give this one a try.