Sweet and Spicy Jerk Chicken

Caribbean jerk flavors go naturally with raisins. For Diabetes-Friendly, 1 serving = to 1.5 carb choices.


  • Serving Size: 3 ounces chicken


    Jerk Marinade

    • 1 cup finely chopped scallions
    • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
    • 1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic (about 1 medium clove)
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)


    • 1/2 cup California raisins
    • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple with juice
    • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 cup California golden raisins; for garnish
    • Tropical fruit slices; for garnish


    Marinate Chicken

    Prepare 1 day in advance. In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients; add chicken and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.


    Can be prepared 1 day in advance. Lightly coat the bowl and blade of a food processor with oil or nonstick cooking spray and purée the raisins to make 1/4 cup raisin paste. (The paste will be very sticky). Add remaining sauce ingredients except the golden raisins and process until completely smooth. Transfer sauce to storage container; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

    To Assemble

    In a small saucepan, heat sauce. Grill or broil chicken until cooked through and arrange on a serving plate. Spoon some sauce over each piece and sprinkle with golden raisins. Garnish with slices of tropical fruit and serve with rice.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 210 (7% from fat); Total Fat 1.5g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 65mg; Protein 27g; Carbohydrate 22g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 18g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 830mg; Calcium 42mg; Potassium 509mg

    This recipe is found in the following categories:

    Special Diet

    World Flavors

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