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I’m SOOO ready for summer to begin so I decided to cook something fruity and carribean tonight since the weather was so gorgeous!  I found this jerk chicken recipe from Allrecipes.com and changed it up a bit to make it a little bit sweeter since I was pairing it with my pineapple salsa and a caribbean rice.  I promise you, this is SURE to please!  My boyfriend gobbled it right up and ate what was left on my plate!  It’s light and savory, but very filling and will leave you completely satisfied.  I halved the recipe since I was just cooking for the 2 of us so it makes around 3 servings.  One serving is around 210 calories with about 5 grams of fat which isn’t too bad for dinner!  Unfortunately I don’t have a grill at my place but this marinade would taste incredible on grilled chicken breast.  If cooking for your family, just double the recipe for the marinade to cover 6 chicken breasts.  Hope you like it!
Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Yield: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 habanero pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice

Instructions

  1. Placed chicken in a medium bowl. Cover with lime juice, pineapple juice and water. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, place allspice, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar, thyme, ginger, black pepper and vegetable oil. Blend well, then mix in onions, green onions, garlic and habanero pepper until almost smooth. Pour over chicken mixture and let marinade for a minimum of 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Place the marinated chicken with juices into a baking dish and cover. Bake for 35 to 40 minuntes and garnish with a lime.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast • Calories: 210 • Fat: 5 g • Carbs: 2 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 24 g • WW Points+: 4 pts

http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com/2011/03/jamaican-jerk-chicken.html