Grilled Jerk Chicken

A great spring and summer recipe for chicken made on the grill.  If you don't have an outside grill, or the weather isn't good for outside cooking, you can use a grill pan or an electric grill and cook it inside.

This is based on a Martha Stewart recipe.


  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chile, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt

Any chicken pieces you desire.  I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

In a blender, combine scallions, garlic, jalapeno chile, olive oil, lime juice, light brown sugar, allspice, thyme, cinnamon and salt.  Blend until smooth.

Place chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over chicken.  Squeeze bag to coat chicken really well.  Refrigerate and marinate for 2 hours or longer.

Heat grill.  Lift chicken out of marinade and place on grill.  Cover and cook, turning occasionally until the internal temperature is 170°.  Serve immediately.

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