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Jerk Chicken recipe 150x150 - Grilled Jerk Chicken Kebobs

Grilled Jerk Chicken Kebobs


  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 30 min (marinade time)
  • Yield: 6 skewers 1x

Ingredients

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FOR THE MARINADE:

  • 3 Scallions, ends trimmed and cut in 3 pieces
  • 4 Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Habanero pepper, stem removed
  • 1-inch piece Fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Light brown sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon Minced fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into ¾-inch cubes

CREAMY CILANTRO LIME RANCH DRESSING (yields 1 1/2 cups)

  • ½ Cup Sour cream
  • ½ Cup Mayo
  • ½ Cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh lime zest, or more to taste
  • 1 Clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 Scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Optional Garnish Ideas:

  • Scallion, thinly sliced
  • Scotch bonnet pepper or habanero pepper, thinly sliced
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

FOR THE KEBOBS:

  1. Add the ingredients of the marinade to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to chop everything up a bit, and then process until it turns into a chunky sauce with a consistency similar to runny salsa.
  2. Add the chicken and the sauce to a large bowl and toss well to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours, but up to 24 hours.
  3. 20 minutes before you want to cook the chicken, soak 6 wooden skewers in water (to help prevent them from catching on fire). Preheat a grill to medium-high.
  4. Thread the chicken onto the 6 skewers. Grill the skewers until the chicken is fully cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. When the chicken is fully cooked, there should be no pink in the center, and it should reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  5. Serve the chicken skewers topped with any garnishes you like, along with Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch for dipping.

FOR THE DIP:

  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Serve, or store covered in the fridge for up to 1 week.