Jerk Chicken with Lime

If you want something a bit different and spicy, but still easy to make, jerk chicken with lime is perfect.  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts in any quantity are marinated for a few hours to overnight, and then grilled.  You can also use pieces, skin still on, if you prefer. Jerk seasoning can also be used with pork, fish, and shellfish.


  • Chicken
  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • Spices and herbs, in varying amounts (depending on taste and what you have): ginger, chili powder, garlic, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, thyme, bay.
  • Fresh chopped peppers, such as jalapeno, Scotch bonnet, habanero, for heat.  Note:  be careful in handling the peppers!  Wear gloves and don’t touch your eyes!  Wash your hands and work surfaces ASAP.


Place all ingredients into a glass bowl or large baggy to marinate.  Turn to make sure marinade gets to all pieces.  Marinate for at least 2 hours – but the longer, the better, as the flavor soaks in.


Cook over medium heat on grill until pieces are done.  You might want to char the outsides a bit in the last few minutes of cooking.


Accompany the jerk chicken with rice and a fresh salad or vegetables.


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