Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Sometimes the same old flavors (or lack thereof) in Paleo dishes can get boring, so we’re trying to spice things up for you! If you like the sweet and spicy flavors often found on most Caribbean islands, you’ll love this easy-to-prepare Caribbean Jerk Chicken recipe. Hints of pineapple and lime pair well with the savory spices. Coconut aminos are a soy free seasoning sauce that makes a great substitution for soy sauce in all things Paleo, and you can find it in health food stores or online.

If you enjoyed this Caribbean Jerk Chicken recipe, try our Coconut Curry Chicken Stew recipe next time. For even more delicious and FREE Paleo recipes, visit our PaleoPlan Recipe Center.

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Servings 4

Total Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Passive Time: 2-12 hours

Nutrition Information

calories 378

carbohydrate 15g

protein 37g

fat 16g

saturated fat 2g

cholesterol 105mg

sodium 1156mg

potassium 258mg

fiber 1g

sugar 6g


  • 1 small onion(s) peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper(s) de-seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup(s) pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup(s) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium lime(s) juiced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) honey, raw
  • 2 medium garlic clove(s) minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg, fresh grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ginger, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1 cup(s) cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 4 piece(s) chicken breast(s), boneless skinless (4-6 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper


  1. Combine onion, jalapeno, coconut aminos, pineapple juice, olive oil, cider vinegar, lime juice, honey, garlic, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and crushed red pepper in a blender or food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms (about 1 to 2 minutes).
  2. In a shallow dish (or resealable bag) pour the marinade over chicken breasts add the ciltrantro on top. Cover (or close bag) and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat. NOTE: If you don't have a grill, simply heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  4. When grill is hot, remove chicken from marinade (save leftover marinade) and grill or sauté until internal temperature reaches 165 F (about 4 to 5 minutes on each side).
  5. While chicken is cooking, pour remaining marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. When chicken is fully cooked, remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Before serving, brush chicken with remaining boiled glaze. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  7. Serve alongside steamed vegetables or on top of fresh greens.