Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Turn up the heat at your next cookout with this spicy grilled chicken recipe
Grilled Jerk Chicken

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Add more or less chile peppers to the marinade, depending on how spicy you want your chicken to be.

This recipe is courtesy of The Joy Kitchen.

8
Servings
44
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup lime juice
  • 3 habanero or Scotch bonnet peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 scallions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 whole chicken legs

Directions

In a food processor, blend together the lime juice, peppers, vinegar, orange juice, scallions, basil, thyme, mustard seeds, allspice, cloves, salt, and pepper, until smooth.

Pour the jerk mixture into a large bowl. Add the chicken legs and toss well to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Lightly oil the grill rack, and heat the grill to medium-high. Arrange the chicken skin side down on the cooler part of the grill. Cover the grill and cook the chicken for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook for a further 15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
131µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
164mg
16%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
26mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
28mg
2%
Water
15g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.