Low Carb Jerk Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
40 min 1 h 6
Low Carb Jerk Chicken
Health Highlights
Serve with cauliflower rice and grilled low-carb vegetables You have a few options on how to cook the chicken too!


1 2/3 kg Chicken thighs, bone-in, skinless (or any piece of chicken you prefer)
4 clove(s) Garlic
1 piece, 1-inch Ginger root
3 green onion (stem) Green onion
1 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (or habanero pepper)
2 tbsp Allspice, ground
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Ground cloves (ground)
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground (ground)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
1/4 cup Lime juice (fresh)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 fruit Lime (cut into wedges, for serving)


  1. Place all ingredients except for the chicken and lime wedges in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pat the chicken dry and place in a single layer in a large baking dish. Spread the spice mixture evenly over the chicken. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  3. When ready to cook remove the chicken from the refrigerator and either preheat the oven to 175° C/ 350° F or preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  4. If baking, bake for 1 hour and then broil for 5-10 minutes to char. If grilling, grill for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (74° C/ 165°F) and charred in multiple places. You’ll want to flip occasionally. Let rest 10 minutes after cooking. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 374
Calories from fat 144
Calories from saturated fat 33
Total Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.4 g
Cholesterol 249 mg
Sodium 652 mg
Potassium 727 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 53 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Meat 2.9
Vegetables 0.1

Energy sources