Grilled Jamaican Jerk Split Chicken and Foil Pan Yams with Onions and Peppers

Big bold flavors with a little bit of heat and allspice give our marinated chicken an authentic flavor. Wegmans Executive Chef Mark Makovec pairs it up with grilled yams, an island favorite, done in a foil pan. Thi is a great summer night meal to enjoy with family and friends.


Grilled jamaican jerk split chicken
Jamaican jerk split chickens 2 Pound (Wegmans)
Jamaican jerk finishing sauce 8 Ounce , warmed (1 jar (8 oz) Wegmans)
Foil pan yams with onions and peppers
Yellow onion 1 Pound , peeled, chopped
Yams 1 1/2 Pound , peeled, 1/2
Sweet red pepper 3/4 Pound , cored, seeded, 1/2
Basting oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Cracked black pepper To Taste



1. Preheat grill on HIGH 10 min.

2. Clean grill with wire brush. Using soft cloth, coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil.


3. Reduce heat to MEDIUM. Sear chicken on grill 2-3 minutes, until it has changed color one-quarter of the way up from bottom. Turn over and sear 2-3 minutes.

4. Close lid. Cook chicken 30-35 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of chicken.

5. Place onion in single layer in foil pan and top evenly with yams and red pepper. Drizzle with basting oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Cover pan tightly with large piece of foil, sealing well. Place pan on grill and close grill lid. Grill, covered, 20-25 min or until yams are tender.

7. Take foil pan off the grill and remove foil covering carefully using oven mitts to avoid getting burned by the steam.

8. When chicken is cooked, transfer to a clean platter. Rest for 5-10 minutes.


9. Serve the Grilled Jamaican Jerk Split Chicken with warmed sauce. Accompany with the Grilled Yams with Onions and Peppers, on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1605Calories from Fat 799

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 88 g135.4%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 548 mg22.83%

Total Carbohydrates 189 g63%

Dietary Fiber 20 g80%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet