• Servings: 1 cup marinade
  • Difficulty: easy
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Grilled chicken thighs with spicy jerk marinade!

I love grilled chicken, but I get tired of same old same old barbeque sauce.  This is a tasty option that will satisfy your tastebuds.  I love this marinade for my chicken thighs, but don’t limit yourself, chicken breast and chicken legs work well too!     

Spicy Jerk Marinade



  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. Ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Thai chilis, chopped*
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Combine all the ingredients except chicken in a large bowl.  Stir until all ingredients are combined.  Pour ingredients into a resealable bag. 
  2. Add the chicken to the bag.  Close the bag and roll the chicken in the marinade to cover all the chicken.
  3. Marinade for 8 to 12 hours.
  4. Grill your favorite chicken.


*I love using Thai chili peppers, but you can use serrano or jalapeños too.  If you can’t take the heat, don’t use any!

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