Foodie Friday: Jerk Chicken

Oh, how I love this recipe!! It is so yummy- anytime of year, but especially on a hot summer day.  Charbroiled, some fresh pineapple and a tasty beverage.  Ya mon!

When you see the list of spices in this recipe, you will know why it is so flavorful and good.
I sometimes put together a quick batch of white rice- instant, cooked with half the water and half coconut milk.  Toss in some diced red pepper, and you will thank me!  ;)
We grilled some pineapple slices for this recipe.  Also amazing as a side dish to the chicken.

Jerk Chicken

1 tsp grated lime rind
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 T ground allspice
1 T brown sugar
1-2 T finely chopped jalapeno pepper
2 T olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 cup chopped onion

6 chicken breasts or 10-12 tenderloins
cooking spray
lime slices (optional)

Combine first 12 ingredients in a blender; process until well blended.  Pour mixture into a large heavy duty Ziploc bag; add onion and chicken.  Seal bag; marinate in refrigerator 1-2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill.  Remove chicken from bag, discard marinade.  Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray.  Grill chicken, covered, 5 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with lime slices. 

This recipe was originally featured in Cooking Light magazine.  It is a very diet friendly, flavorful main dish.
1 breast = 169 calories.


  1. Oh my gravy!!!! Thanks for sharing such a delish recipe....YUM

  2. Hey, great minds think alike! I've started a food friday thing, too...only I like your title alot better. "Foodie Friday" sounds much more fun than my "Feature Food Friday"! tee hee!:) Still LOVING you blog, by the way!

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try it. Looks so yummy.....Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  4. What a lovely blog you have! And a great recipe.
    I don't have a good recipe for Jerk Chicken so I'm trying this one. What a fun visit!

  5. Ooooh that looks delish. Maybe you'll link it up to Mangia Mondays this coming Monday? I would love if you did.
    Hope you have a great weekend Denise!

  6. Hi Denise! I am thinking this is what's on the menu for dinner at our house one night this week! Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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