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Caribbean Chicken Recipe

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.

grilled Caribbean chicken on a cutting board

How To Make Caribbean Chicken

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

  • 4 medium green onions sliced
  • 1-2 jalapeno chilis seeded and chopped (for additional heat, leave seeds in)
  • 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 ⁄4 cup honey warmed slightly to soften
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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.

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.

caribbean chicken salad


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
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Caribbean Chicken Recipe

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. 
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword Caribbean, chicken, grilled
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 507kcal
Author Marie Powell

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)
  • 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 ⁄4 cup honey warmed slightly to soften
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 ⁄4 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 721mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g
bowl of salad with chicken, carrots, cheese, and beans

This recipe for Caribbean Chicken originally appeared on Katom.com.

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