Healthy Recipes: Jerk Chicken

​Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Because of all the delicious spices this recipe doesn't need any salt. That makes it a low sodium diet-friendly meal.​


2 pounds chicken pieces, skinned
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2  teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon
Salt to taste (or salt substitute)
3 green onions, finely  chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and  minced, or 1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeno
1/4 cup orange juice
2  teaspoons red wine vinegar​

​Remove and discard fat from chicken. Place chicken pieces in glass  dish.
In small bowl, combine allspice, thyme, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt to  taste. Stir in green onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, orange juice and vinegar.  Pour over chicken, turning to coat well. Cover and marinate in refrigerator,  turning occasionally, for at least four hours or overnight. Remove chicken from  marinade. Place on lightly greased barbecue grill or broiler pan.
Barbecue or  broil at medium-high heat for about 20 minutes on each side or until no longer  pink. 

Alternatively, place on rack in shallow pan and bake at 325° for 45  minutes or until no longer pink.​ 

Nutrition Information: 
Yield 6 servings
Calories per serving 159
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 92mg.
Carbohydrates 2g
Fiber 0g
Protein 26g.