A zesty lime and island-spiced marinade gives this easy grilled jamaican jerk chicken tons of bold flavor and a juicy, tender center.
Course Main Course
Keyword jamaican, jerk
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
6boneless skinless chicken breasts or 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
juice of 4 limes (about 5-6 tablespoons)
2green onions, roughly chopped
4habanero chile's (stems and seeds removed),roughly chopped
1tablespoonfresh thyme, finely chopped
Combine oil, lime juice, and next 9 ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Transfer remaining mixture into a large resealable bag. Add chicken, seal bag, and chill for 3-8 hours.
Grease and preheat grill. Remove chicken from bag, discard the bag and remaining marinade. Grill chicken 5-6 minutes on each side.
Brush reserved sauce over the chicken and grill 2-3 minutes longer on each side until cooked through (large chicken breasts may need some additional grilling time) Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired and serve immediately.
Prep and cooking time do not include 3-8 hours of marinating time for chicken.