Easy Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Easy Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken - this marinated jerk chicken is truly the most delicious summertime grilling recipe! It's a zesty-lime and spice flavor bomb from the very first bite! Easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect for meal prepping.
Servings 6 people
- 2.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast thinly-sliced
- 6 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp salt more or less to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper more or less to taste
- 1 tsp smoked paprika or regular
- 1.5 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup lime juice 3-4 limes
(Optional) Rinse and pat dry the chicken breast to remove any packaged juices.
Combine all ingredients for the marinade/sauce into a ziploc bag or sealed container. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade/sauce to a small, covered bowl for later.
Add the chicken breast to the bag/dish. Toss to thoroughly coat. Place into the refrigerator and allow to marinade approximately 3-4 hours, or overnight.
Indoor Grill Pan:
Place a skillet/grill pan over medium-heat. Once heated, add the chicken breast. Allow to cook 4-5 minutes per side. Time will be dependent on how thickly cut your chicken breast is. Center of chicken should reach 165 degrees F.
Remove from heat once cooked through. Brush with reserved sauce and enjoy with your favorite side dishes. Pictured: white rice and black beans with broccoli.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place a wire rack on a baking tray lined with foil. Place each slice of chicken on the rack and brush with the additional sauce/marinade.
Allow to bake for 10 minutes, remove and brush the other side with any remaining sauce.
Place back into the oven to bake for 5-8 minutes. Or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Time will be dependent on how thickly cut your chicken is. Enjoy with your favorite sides or on top of a salad!
Preheat the grill to medium-low. If you need to (or prefer to), brush the grill with a little oil prior to placing the chicken on.
Place each chicken breast on the grill. Brush the tops with half the sauce/marinade. Cook for 4-5 minutes, then turn.
Brush the other side with the remaining sauce and allow to cook a few more minutes. Or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Time will be dependent on how thickly cut your chicken is. Enjoy with your favorite sides or on top of a salad!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg