Grace Jerk Chicken – An Amazing Caribbean Recipe

Jerk chicken is a Caribbean classic, but the secret to its flavor lies in a special type of marinade. And this jerk chicken recipe from “Grace” really brings it to the next level. With its balanced blend of spices, along with the hint of bay leaves and sweet orange juice, it’s a treat for the senses.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the allspice, ground ginger, garlic powder, white pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, and salt. Add the orange juice and vegetable oil, and stir until well combined.
  2. With a sharp knife, make shallow cuts into each chicken breast. Rub the marinade all over the chicken, and make sure to get it in the cuts. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the chicken into a baking dish, and top with the minced garlic and bay leaves. Bake the chicken for 35-40 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  4. Once the chicken is finished cooking, let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

This jerk chicken recipe from “Grace” is sure to get everyone’s mouth watering. With its unique blend of spices, and the hint of sweet orange juice, it brings all the flavors of the Caribbean to your dinner table. Get creative and try it with other types of meat, or vegetables! Serve with a salad, rice, and your favorite native side dishes, and enjoy the amazing flavors of Caribbean cuisine.