4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

Complete the menu with mashed sweet potatoes and a mixed green salad. For more heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeño.

How to Make It

Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; add chicken, tossing to coat. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn chicken over; cook 6 minutes or until done.

Ratings & Reviews

kswiss6's Review

February 22, 2013
Excellent. Not a complete jerk spice, but still great flavor. Quick and easy. Always a menu option for group dinners. FYI, double the marinade.

MissLesMis's Review

February 09, 2014
This was 'okay' but nothing as spectacular as I was expecting. The flavoring was tasty where it cooked onto the surface of the meat, but mostly the meat was fairly bland. My biggest complaint, however, is the nutrition guidelines. The stated serving size shows 2 thighs, but the nutritional values shown for one serving are the equivalent of 1 thigh, not 2. Very misleading for those counting calories & grams!

lksmithnj's Review

November 10, 2008
Just now realized that I forgot the vinegar...and we didn't miss it a bit. This is a great recipe for a fast dinner. Highly recommended by everyone in the family. East, quick, and very flavorful. I served it with CL mashed potato cakes and CL asparagus with goat cheese, pepper and bacon dressing. Very yummy dinner!

azcoyote's Review

June 04, 2012
This was so delicious. I only wish I had remembered that others doubled the marinade. There was barely enough to coat the thighs. But, in any case, I followed the recipe exactly, marinated them for about 8 hours and everyone loved them. Highly recommend this recipe.

gabitron's Review

July 25, 2012

nancylikeswine's Review

October 13, 2010
This is delicious. My husband doesn't usually comment on recipes cause he says they can't all be great. However, he thought this was great. Very easy to make but I don't know if I would serve chicken thighs to company.

Melmay's Review

February 01, 2010
I've made this recipe many times and it's great! I double the marinade and use regular vinegar instead of the cider vinegar. I generally don't like my meat too sweet so I use a little less sugar than the recipe calls for. I toss the the marinade and thighs into a plastic bag to marinade for a few hours before I saute or grill. It's a great recipe and I get many compliments!

mmack7's Review

March 31, 2013

flambe99's Review

September 06, 2010
I didn't enjoy this recipe - a first from this website. I'm not sure what it was about it - maybe the thighs (I usually eat breasts) or the spice combo (even though I enjoy most spices). I'm deleting this out of my cookbook and won't be making it again.

Achotee's Review

January 29, 2015
Fantastic recipe! Double it because people are going to want more than one serving. I pair it with my coleslaw recipe for a great hot and cold experience.