Jason’s Jerk Chicken Recipe

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This tasty tropical recipe for jerk chicken was inspired by a recent family vacation that included a stop in Jamaica. Try it with your family tonight!
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We went on a cruise for spring break this year (as I mentioned), and one of our stops was Jamaica! I had not been to Jamaica since college, and it was EXACTLY how I remembered it. A chill, tropical vibe with the people doing their best to sell you something, LOL. We bought hair braids, coconut water, sugar cane snacks, and a smoothie (made with fresh tropical fruits and some of that abundant coconut water)!

Coconut Water and Other Snacks in Jamaica 100 Days of Real Food

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This time though we were also lucky enough to chow down on some jerk chicken. It was so good that when we were done eating, we literally ordered two more plates and split them among the four of us. Only on rare occasions do we ever order “seconds” at a restaurant!

Chef removing Jerk Chicken from grill in Jamaica on 100 Days of Real Food

So of course we came home and my husband just had to try making some jerk chicken himself. He is the grill master at our house, and today I’m sharing the recipe he came up with for us! YUM :)

Jerk Chicken on 100 Days of Real Food
Jerk Chicken cooking on charcoal grill on 100 Days of Real Food

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  1. Sounds delicious. Would the recipe still work if I left the peppers out or is there a sub to make it kid friendly?

    1. The peppers are part of what makes this Jerk Chicken. You could try it without and in order to get a milder taste, although we haven’t tried it. If you do, let us know how it turns out. – Nicole