Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe

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

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Healthy RecipeAnyway, since there are no places around here that can make good jerk chicken, I played around with recipes until I found this Caribbean jerk chicken recipe, 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 Healthy Recipe

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe

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Yield 4 -6 servings

A delicious and healthy jerk chicken recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. If using a whole chicken, cut in half (see notes).
  2. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the chicken and rub in.
  3. In a food processor, combine all remaining ingredients and process until it forms a paste.
  4. Rub the jerk seasoning paste over the chicken halves.
  5. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or overnight if you can.
  6. After the chicken is done marinating, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Place the chicken in a large roasting dish and place in oven.
  8. Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the bone and serve with vegetables.
  11. Enjoy!

Notes

There are a couple ways to halve a chicken: you can have the butcher do it for you or you can do it yourself with a sharp knife; just cut lengthwise through the middle of the breast leaving a leg on each side.

I recommend serving this jerk chicken with roasted squash and apples:

  • 1 lb zucchini or yellow squash, diced
  • 2 green apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or olive oil
  • dash of cinnamon, salt, pepper, and thyme to mimic the jerk flavor

Toss to combine and roast with the chicken for the last 30 minutes until slightly soft.

Courses Main

Cuisine Jamaican

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 115

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5.2 g

8%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g

14%

Cholesterol 39 mg

13%

Sodium 831 mg

35%

Total Carbohydrates 5.8 g

2%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g

7%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 11.9 g

24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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