Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe
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Serves: 4
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • For the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning blend 1½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • For the Marinade: ¼ cup light sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional garnishes: Fresh cilantro, extra lime juice, and/or pineapple.
  1. Pound the chicken breasts so they are about ½ inch thick. Place chicken in a resealable bag.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning in a small bowl. Add about 2 Tbsp of the seasoning blend to the chicken. You can store any additional seasoning blend in an airtight container.
  3. For the marinade whisk together the soy sauce or tamari, lime juice, and olive oil and add to the chicken. Refrigerate the marinating chicken for at least an hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat. Use tongs to transfer the chicken from the marinade bag to the grill. Discard the bag. Cook chicken 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through then remove from heat and allow the chicken to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro, extra lime juice, and/or pineapple.
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