Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jerk Chicken - Homemade jerk chicken recipe that you can grill right at your backyard. Delicious, moist and spicy chicken that everyone loves |

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Jerk Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 496 kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken pieces


  • 1 habanero chile stemmed
  • 1 bunch scallions cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed and peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more for grill
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the Chicken, remove the thighs bones. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, mixing all the Marinade ingredients together.
  3. In a large sealable plastic bag, toss chicken with the paste. Make sure they are nicely coated with the paste. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Next day, fire up the grill and brush a bit oil on the surface. Grill the chicken until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Removed from grill and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Jerk Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.6g 35%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 683mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 9.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 5.2g
Protein 61.9g 124%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.