Jerk Grilled Chicken

Prep: 25 min., Chill: 8 hr., Grill: 1 hr., Stand: 10 min. For extra spice, use 2 jalapeño peppers instead of 1.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Cooking School

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  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning, divided
  • 3/4 cup HELLMANN'S or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) cut-up whole chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. 1. Process first 5 ingredients and 3 tablespoons jerk seasoning in a food processor 15 seconds or until blended, using the metal blade. Add mayonnaise, and pulse 5 times or until blended.
  2. 2. Rub mayonnaise mixture over chicken. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.
  3. 3. Light one side of grill, heating to 400° to 450° (high) heat; leave other side unlit. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons jerk seasoning. Place chicken over unlit side of grill, and grill, covered with grill lid, 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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