Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Regarding BBQ, Inc.  

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
495 Calories
25g Fat
17g Carbs
51g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 688mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 51g
Calcium 109mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Jamaican jerk chicken is marinated, unlike other recipes that simply call for a jerk rub. This chicken is great served on its own or sliced and served on salads or in wraps.


  • 2 pounds/900 grams skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL allspice or cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • dash of cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients except the chicken and pour into a shallow baking dish or resealable plastic bag. Add chicken and turn to coat.

  2. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate in jerk seasoning for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Preheat grill. Remove chicken from jerk marinade and pour marinade into a saucepan.

  3. Bring to a boil. Place chicken on grill cooking approximately 7 to 10 minutes per side (or until done), basting periodically with remaining cooked jerk marinade.