Jamaican Spice for Your Grill

Don’t settle for your standby chicken when your next cookout comes around. Try this easy, impressively flavorful chicken that will heat up your party with a hint of Caribbean warmth and spice. Pair it with fresh, succulent corn on the cob and a light fruit salad for a memorable, healthy meal.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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If you’ve never had jerk chicken before, you are in for a treat. Spicy sweet, this marinade combination gives you a flavor that’s like traditional barbecue sauce gone gourmet. Serve it over wild rice with a generous side of green vegetables and wait for onslaught of requests to share your amazing recipe.

Servings: 6 (162 g )

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 3 hours


  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. allspice
  • 1½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chili pepper
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 8 pieces boneless skinless chicken


  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in large bowl. Rub seasoning over chicken and marinate in refrigerator (2-12 hours).
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  3. Evenly space chicken on nonstick or lightly greased baking pan.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until thickest part of breast reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF (30-45 minutes).