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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 people
Calories 432 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 people)
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 615mg27%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.