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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Stephen Linn visits with Chef Lynne Vea and learns why this classic Caribbean dish is the perfect way to add some spice to your tailgate party - especially paired with a Lynne's Tropical Fruit Salsa.
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), coarsely chopped
  Onion 1 Small, coarsely chopped
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded and chopped
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, grated or minced
  Brown sugar/Molasses 1 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Mangoes 2 , peeled, seeded and diced
  Diced pineapple 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped green onion 2 Tablespoon
  Diced red bell pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Kagome Yellow Mango Orchard Juice)
  Salt To Taste
  Hot sauce 3 Dash

Combine all of the Tropical Fruit Salsa ingredients in a small bowl. You may make this up to one day ahead and chill.

Place all of the ingredients for the marinade in a food processor or blender and puree coarsely.

Pierce the chicken with a fork and rub the marinade in thoroughly. Let marinate one hour to overnight.

Cook the chicken over a hot grill 5-7 minutes to a side or until just cooked through. Serve with the Tropical Fruit Salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Party
High Fiber, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
One of the most post popular grilled items is Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken. This video shows another version of this chicken, served together with the salsa and some grilled vegetables.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 287 Calories from Fat 129

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g22.5%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g11%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 120.8 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.4 g25.7%

Sugars 29.2 g

Protein 3 g5.2%

Vitamin A 43.3% Vitamin C 527.1%

Calcium 13.3% Iron 32.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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