Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Healthy Recipe Caribbean Jerk Chicken

I’d been craving (leptin problem maybe?) some Jerk Chicken lately, probably because the flavors remind me of the beach, which I am really craving…

Anyway, since there are no places around here that can make good Jerk chicken, I played around with recipes until I found this one, which is Ah-Mazing! If you like these flavors I highly recommend trying this recipe!

Note: Flavors are best if you let the chicken marinate overnight before cooking) Recipe serves 4-6 people and makes great leftovers to scramble in eggs for breakfast or take for lunches on the go.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken
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A delicious and healthy jerk chicken recipe.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 whole chicken , halved (can have the butcher do this or can do it yourself with a sharp knife- cut lengthwise through the middle of the breast leaving a leg on each side). Can also just use chicken breasts (pictured) or thighs.
  • 1 lime
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon allspice- optional
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons spiced rum or apple cider vinegar (spiced rum is best and cooks off)
  • I recommend serving with Roasted Squash and Apples:
  • 1 lb zucchini or yellow squash
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 onion
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or olive oil
  1. Mix red onion, dried thyme, allspice,cinnamon, pepper, salt, nutmeg, green onion and butter and rum/vinegar in the food processor until it forms a paste (about 10 seconds)
  2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the chicken and rub in.
  3. Rub the jerk seasoning paste over the chicken halves. Marinate at least a few hours or overnight if you can.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Place chicken on a large roasting dish and place in oven.
  6. Peel and chop zucchini/squash, onion and green apple into bite sized pieces and coat with coconut oil or olive oil. Add additional spices if desired. I sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon, salt, pepper and thyme to mimic the jerk flavor.
  7. Place on a large baking sheet and place in oven.
  8. Cook both for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through. Check vegetables at 30 minutes and remove if needed.
  9. Remove chicken, let sit 10 minutes, remove from bone and serve with vegetables.
  10. Enjoy!

Do you like Jamaican/Caribbean flavors? Ever been there? Share below!

Reader Comments

  1. Kspahn says

    OOOh, I can’t wait to try this!  My husband and I got married in Jamaica and I love those Caribbean flavors.  Thanks for posting! :) 

  2. Barb says

    This was awesome!! Even my picky 22 year old son loved it!! The roasted squash and vegetables were soooo good too!! Definitely will be making these again!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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