Garlic and Herb Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken


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Whether you’re throwing a summer BBQ or just looking for something to spice up your weeknight dinner, look no further than our Garlic and Herb Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken! This classic dish from Jamaica is taken to the next level with garlic and herbs added into its delicious marinade. Once it’s grilled to perfection, serve this flavorful entree alongside whatever sides your heart desires!


  • 6-8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the minced garlic, dried thyme, dried oregano, ground allspice, paprika, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, olive oil, soy sauce, and lime juice.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a large resealable plastic bag.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs, making sure they are evenly coated.
  4. Marinate the chicken thighs in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  6. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade.
  7. Grill the chicken thighs for 6-7 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  8. Remove the chicken thighs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Serving and Side Dishes:

This recipe for Garlic and Herb Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken can easily feed 6-8 people, depending on the size of your chicken thighs. Serve it with some flavorful side dishes such as rice and peas, grilled corn on the cob, or coleslaw for an unforgettable meal. For a lighter option, pair it with a fresh salad to complete this delicious experience in Caribbean cuisine!

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