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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken | lecremedelacrumb.com
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

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
Servings: 6
Author: Tiffany
Ingredients
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • juice of 4 limes (about 5-6 tablespoons)
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 habanero chile's (stems and seeds removed), roughly chopped
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. 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.

  2. Grease and preheat grill. Remove chicken from bag, discard the bag and remaining marinade. Grill chicken 5-6 minutes on each side.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

Prep and cooking time do not include 3-8 hours of marinating time for chicken.