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How to Make Spicy Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

How to Make Spicy Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

We have another spicy chicken recipe for you that we are sure you're going to love. And the best part is it's nutritious! So you won't feel bad about your little ones going in for seconds. This healthy Jamaican jerk chicken recipe requires very little and is packed full of flavors. Between the hot peppers, oregano, garlic, and onions, this dish will most likely be in your weeknight dinner rotations. So grab your ingredients and let's get cooking!


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice, ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, ground
  • 1 Tablespoon hot pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper, crushed, dried
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, pureed or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 pieces chicken, skinless (4 breasts, 4 drumsticks)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine all ingredients except chicken in a large bowl. Rub seasoning over chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or longer.

3. Evenly space chicken on a nonstick or lightly greased baking pan.

4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an added 30–40 minutes or until the meat can be easily pulled away from the bone with a fork.


Yields: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 breast or 2 small drumsticks

Each serving provides:

Calories: 199
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 81 mg
Sodium: 267 mg
Total fiber: 1 g
Protein: 28 g
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Potassium: 338 mg

This Jamaican jerk chicken dish goes great with a side of rice, plantains, or even just a simple side salad. And if you loved this recipe, are quick and easy dinner recipes to liven up your weeknight meals. We're sure you won't be disappointed!

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