Nevis Island Jerk Chicken

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the allspice, thyme, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, garlic powder and sugar.
  2. With a wire whisk, slowly add the olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, orange juice, and lime juice.
  3. Add the pepper, onion, and green onions and mix well.
  4. Add the chicken breasts, cover and marinate for at least 1 hour, longer if possible.
  5. Preheat an outdoor grill. Remove the breasts from the marinade and grill for 6 to 10 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.
  6. While grilling, baste with the marinade.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious! I had to substitute white wine vinegar for white vinegar but it came out fine. It didn't seem spicy at all to me. Served with with baked plantains and a tropical fruit salad.

5 5

Mmmmmmmmm...this chicken Jamaica me very happy :) I loved the flavors in the marinade; it had just the right amount of kick to it. I will be keeping this recipe close by for cookouts this summer. I served this chicken with Jamaican Rice and Peas and Bolo Di Mahishi -- Corn Pudding (Curacao -- Caribbean). Thanks for this yummy recipe, SueVM. Made for ZWT5. Update: This recipe is in my Top Favorites of 2009 Cookbook.

5 5

I was afraid my kids wouldn't like the spiciness of this chicken, but they cleaned their plates! I used fresh garlic because I didn't have powder. Also, I added the cayenne only to the adult's half of the chicken. To cook the chicken, I first browned it in a cast iron skillet, then I put the skillet in the oven to finish cooking and poured about half the marinade on top. The marinade was a little salty, so I wont add as much salt next time. I liked this cooking method because the onions and bell pepper served as a garnish. Served it with Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes (Bahama Breeze's Recipe) and steamed broccoli. Thank you Sue! Made for ZWT5 & Dining Daredevils.