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Caribbean Chicken Recipe

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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. 

sliced Caribbean Chicken

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 on 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.  

Yield: 4

Caribbean Chicken Recipe

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. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

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

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

Notes

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 chicken breast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 721mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 54g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Caribbean Chicken Salad

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

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James Card

Friday 19th of April 2019

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