Grilled Caribbean Chicken

Grilled Caribbean Chicken

The marinade for this grilled Caribbean chicken gives it flair. It soaks into the meat, the citrus tenderizing the chicken breast, a slight bit of canola oil carries the flavors of the spices into the meat and keep the chicken breast from sticking to the grill. A few hours of marinade time, a few minutes on the grill and you have a tasty, healthy dinner.

Gather up your ingredients.

Ingredients for Grilled Caribbean Chicken

To a blender add all ingredients except chicken.  Blend until smooth.

Blend marinade ingredients until smooth

Set one half cup of marinade aside.

To a large plastic baggie, add the chicken breast and remaining marinade.

Marinate chicken in baggie

Marinate 6-8 hours. If you are home while it’s marinating, go ahead and rotate the bag, squishing the marinade all around to cover all the different spots. If you are at work all day, thinking about your marinating chicken, give it a few squishes when you get home. I like to take the chicken out of the fridge when I get home, give it a few squishes and set it on the counter to warm a tiny bit while I grease and preheat the grill.

Use nonstick grill spray or rub some oil on the grates of a grill, heat to medium.  Drain the chicken and add to the grill, discard the marinade.

Cook on the grill for 4-6 minutes each side, basting the chicken with the reserved marinade.  This chicken is cut thin and will cook very quickly so don’t overcook it or it will become dry. Chicken is done when internal temperature of the thickest part reaches 165 degrees.

Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before slicing into to so the juices distribute evenly. Enjoy!

Grilled Caribbean chicken will stay fresh in a refrigerated, sealed container for up to 4 days.

If you love grilling and using marinades, try my grilled buttermilk chicken tenders and grilled marinated flank steak.

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Grilled Caribbean Chicken

Grilled Caribbean Chicken

Easy Caribbean style marinade adds flavor and juiciness to chicken breast halves. Marinate for 6-8 hours, grill approximately 6 minutes each side.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus marinade
  • Cook Time: 15 mniutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes plus marinade
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
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Ingredients

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons canola oil
6 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk spice
2 teaspoons dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (approximately 4 ounces each)

Instructions

  1. To a blender add all ingredients except chicken.  Blend until smooth.
  2. Set one half cup of marinade aside.
  3. To a large plastic baggie, add the chicken breast and remaining marinade.
  4. Marinate 6-8 hours.
  5. Use nonstick grill spray or rub some oil on the grates of a grill, heat to medium.  Drain the chicken and add to the grill, discard the marinade.
  6. Cook on the grill for 4-6 minutes each side, basting the chicken with the reserved marinade.  Chicken is done when internal temperature of the thickest part reaches 165 degrees.

Notes

NOTE:  Nutrition information includes all marinade ingredients, much of which is discarded so adjust accordingly.

Cooked chicken will stay good in a sealed, refrigerated container for up to 4 days.

Keywords: healthy, chicken breast, grilled chicken, Caribbean chicken

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