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Caribbean Chicken Recipe

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This recipe for Caribbean Chicken is an easy and tasty way to make your favorite protein a little more interesting. Pair it with rice, green beans or any other veggies you like in order to create a delicious meal that’s perfect for dinner tonight!

Grilled Caribbean chicken on a cutting board.

📝 Ingredients

The key to making Caribbean Chicken is to marinate the chicken. To make the chicken marinade, you need the following ingredients:

  • 4 medium green onions sliced
  • 1-2 jalapeno chilis seeded and chopped (for additional heat, leave seeds in)
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ¼  cup honey warmed slightly to soften
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼  teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

👩🏻‍🍳 How To Make Caribbean Chicken

To make the marinade, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.

Now it’s time for the chicken to marinate in the marinade for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. Place chicken in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it. Turn the chicken over and be sure to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate.

♨️ Cooking Instructions

When you are ready to cook, prep your grill or heavy flat-bottom skillet by heating it to medium-high heat.

Remove chicken from marinade and place on grill or skillet. (Use a non-stick skillet or add olive oil to the skillet prior to cooking chicken.) Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes per side or until the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Baste with marinade during cooking, but discard any remaining marinade before serving.


My favorite thing to do with it is to place it on top of a bed of chopped lettuce along with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, spicy black beans, cheese, and matchstick carrots. Top all of that with a Cilantro Avocado dressing and transport your taste buds to the Caribbean.

Salad topped with Caribbean chicken, black beans, cucumber, shredded cheese, and tomatoes.

✏️ Kitchen Notes

  • To add some color, top with a few sprigs of fresh cilantro and serve with lemon and/or lime wedges.
  • This chicken is delicious served with fresh pineapple and coconut rice.
  • If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, then be sure to remove the seeds and pith (the white membrane) from the jalapenos. This will help cut down on the heat.
  • If your chicken does not have the beautiful brown glaze, let it cook for a little while longer so that all of the flavors caramelize. Be sure to keep an eye on it, though, because you don’t want to overcook it. Chicken is “done” once the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
grilled Caribbean chicken on a cutting board

Caribbean Chicken Recipe

Lynda – Southern Kissed
This recipe for Caribbean Chicken is easy to pull together and it adds a bit of flavor to otherwise plain chicken.  Pair it with your favorite rice and a green side for a delicious meal. 
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 507 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs

For the Marinade:

  • 4 medium green onions sliced
  • 1-2 jalapeno chilis seeded and chopped (for additional heat, leave seeds in)
  • cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey warmed slightly to soften
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Place chicken in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour marinade over chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Prep your grill or heavy flat-bottom skillet by heating it on medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and place on the grill or skillet. (Use a non-stick skillet or add olive oil to skillet prior to cooking chicken.)
  • Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes per side or until internal temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Baste with marinade during cooking, but discard any remaining marinade before serving.

Notes

Recipe originally appeared at Katom.com and reprinted with permission.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 507kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 54gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 721mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20g
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Bowl of salad with chicken, carrots, cheese, and black beans.

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One Comment

  1. Carrots can something to correct? I have done so far according to your recipe, it turned out VERY tasty, but I would like something more spicy

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