Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Take a Jamaican vacation in your very own backyard. This flavorful marinade gives your grilled chicken a spicy hint of true Jamaican “jerk” cooking.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon curry powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon paprika
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
6
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pounds)
  1. Heat oil in 8-inch skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook remaining ingredients except chicken in oil about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until bell pepper is crisp-tender; cool.
  2. Place chicken and bell pepper mixture in shallow glass dish; turn chicken to coat with pepper mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 3 hours, turning chicken occasionally.
  3. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Cover and grill chicken 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
“Jerking” is the Jamaican cooking technique of slowly cooking spicy marinated meat or poultry over a fire of green allspice branches until the meat “jerks” off the bone.
Success
Discard used marinade; it contains bacteria from raw meat that could make you sick. You’ll get all the flavor you need from marinating.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 145
    • (Calories from Fat 35 ),
  • Total Fat 4 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 75 mg;
  • Sodium 210 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 27 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.