Jerk Chicken - 2Teaspoons

Jerk Chicken

Part spicy, part sweet, and totally delicious - This quick, easy Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe will enliven your taste buds.
Course Main
Servings 2 -4
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken, cut into thin pieces
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or substitute 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoons thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • optional: limes for garnish


  1. Preheat broiler and adjust rack to be about 6 inches from the heat.
  2. Cut or pound chicken into thin slices, about ½-1 inch thick. Set aside in large bowl. Cut onion into large slices. Add to large bowl and mix with chicken.
  3. In a small bowl combine and mix together garlic, ginger, allspice, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, and sugar. Add olive oil to form a paste. Pour mixture over chicken and onions and mix to coat evenly (I use my hands).
  4. Arrange chicken and onions on a large broiling or baking sheet in a single layer. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook under the broiler until chicken is fully cooked (internal temperature of 165 degrees F), about 12-16 minutes. Serve immediately. Suggested sides include: rice, beans, fried plantains, and lime slices.