Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
6 servings (serving size: 2 thighs or 1 breast half)

A Draper family friend from Haiti inspired this version of Caribbean jerk-style chicken. The chicken marinates quickly and is loaded with flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 12 ingredients in a blender; process until well blended. Pour mixture into a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add onion and chicken. Seal bag; marinate in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 3

Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill chicken, covered, 5 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with parsley and lime slices, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

tnwalsh's Review

June 14, 2014
Really good grilled chicken. Will spice it up a bit more next time with more jalapeno and a little onion in the marinade. Good with a corn and black bean salsa.

brenro's Review

June 05, 2014
Way too tame for us. Nothing a couple of scotch bonnets couldn't fix. And where's the scallions in the marinade? Another easy fix. Made the Island Rice to go with and that was very good as is. This will be a standard summer grill recipe at our house.

kswiss6's Review

January 08, 2013

l0well01's Review

June 10, 2012
Excellent. Rather than grilling the chicken, I baked it. It was very moist. Easy weeknight meal.

Carol39110's Review

May 08, 2012
I only marinated the boneless skinless breasts and left them overnight. They were delicious. I served it with pineapple rice.

mandofan's Review

January 13, 2012
This is actually quite good. Not hot, but carries the "essence" of jerk seasoning quite well. Also, cheap, quick, and easy. Would be good for guests. I added some mesquite chips to the grill, which I think helps.

Kuenzi123's Review

July 30, 2011
This is amazing! I served it with the Island Rice recipe which is also fantastic. I was really pleasantly surprised. I only used chicken breasts, no thighs. I would serve this to company.

smd1212's Review

September 27, 2010
Delicious! Served with Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges (CL 9/97) and Island Rice. Great flavor, definitely make again.

AprilJL's Review

July 03, 2010
A standard go-to recipe in our house, especially when entertaining and always a hit when entertaining. I usually serve with a spicy black bean salad as a side dish, and I kick up the spice a bit by adding more jalepeno.

JustinaD's Review

June 07, 2010
This is a favorite in our house. I've made it several times, including for guests, who have also loved it. Served with the pineapple rice and squash. Very easy and flavorful!