Barbecue Jamaican Chicken

Barbecue Jamaican Chicken


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About this recipe: A delicious Jamaican chicken recipe, which involves marinating chicken breasts in a highly aromatic marinade. For best results marinate overnight. Serve with a crisp salad, if you desire.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, seeded
  • 1 (3cm) piece fresh root ginger
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (25g) pack coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:9hr 

  1. In a food processor, combine onion, garlic, Scotch bonnet and ginger. Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. Blend in olive oil, dark brown soft sugar, vinegar, orange juice, soy sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, salt and pepper. In a container, combine marinade with chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Barbecue chicken for 10 minutes per side or until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Alternative cooking methods

You can also cook the chicken under the grill.

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