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Grilled Jerk Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.


4 servings

Jerk refers to a dry seasoning blend that originated in the Caribbean and that includes spices like allspice, ginger and cinnamon and a blend of peppers. It’ll have your tastebuds feeling warm all over. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Grilled Jerk Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin (8 ounces each)
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; rub over chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Grill the chicken, covered, over indirect medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 165° for chicken breasts and 170°-175° for thighs.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 1 chicken breast half and 1 thigh equals 444 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 167 mg cholesterol, 741 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 56 g protein.

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