This Jerk Chicken recipe is one of our favorite grilling recipes of all time. Cater the spice to your liking! We absolutely love this summertime dinner and we prepare it for guests often during grilling season. Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce is the key ingredient!
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One thing about us Minnesotans is that we genuinely appreciate nice weather. When it is a brisk 50 degrees outside and I drive by one of our many beautiful lakes, it is guaranteed that I will see people in shorts and short-sleeved shirts enjoying the lovely weather. I love that about us. We’re a tough bunch and thanks to our nasty winters we have perspective. We know how cold it can get so we appreciate weather that others may not. Every single evening of the year that is above 55 degrees, I tell Dan, “We HAVE to grill tonight!” We love grilling and we grill such a wide variety of foods. One of our absolute favorite grilling recipes is this Jerk Chicken, which we have tweaked over the years. It is savory, a bit spicy (cater spice to your liking!) and such a crowd-pleaser. We often prepare it when we have friends over and it always receives rave reviews. Did I mention how EASY it is to make? Simply throw a handful of ingredients in a resealable bag, add chicken and let it marinate for at least four hours.
The Best Jerk Chicken
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 bunch green onions sliced
- 2 jalapenos finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme chopped
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp. Teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 4-6 chicken breasts thawed
- In a large bowl, combine onions, jalapeños, garlic, thyme, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil, Teriyaki sauce, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well and add to a large resealable Ziploc bag.
- Add the chicken breasts to the bag and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours (but preferably overnight).
- Cook on a grill over medium heat until centers are no longer pink, approximately 5 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, return juices to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring for 10-15 minutes and serve over top of the cooked chicken.
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