pieces of jerk chicken

Cherry-Jerk Chicken

A great way to give your chicken a little kick, this recipe works equally well with fish, pork, and beef. For added flavor (and to get those lovely grill marks!), finish the chicken on the grill.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Poultry
Servings: 4



  • Place chicken pieces in a single layer in a 9x13 glass dish or a resealable gallon plastic bag. Add balsamic and EVOO and massage to thoroughly distribute over the chicken. Marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. If marinating in a 9x13 glass dish, flip chicken halfway through.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the chicken pieces from marinade and place on a plate or cutting board. Liberally season each side of the chicken pieces with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.
  • Bake chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F at the thickest part of the thigh, about 45-50 minutes.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.