Jamaican Jerk Chicken  - Perfect Summer BBQ Dish | USimplySeason

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

The addition of honey in the marinade helps provide some of the sweetness traditionally present in Jamaican Jerk seasoning with brown sugar. The end result will still be a delicious and flavorful Jamaican Jerk chicken that is perfect for a summer BBQ or weeknight dinner.


  • 1/4 cup USimplySeason Jamaican Jerk seasoning blend
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the Jamaican Jerk seasoning blend, olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  2. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl, and turn to coat them evenly with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.
  3. When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and discard any excess marinade.
  4. Grill the chicken for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. Serve the Jamaican Jerk chicken hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges if desired.


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