Jerk Marinade

  • 1 Cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 11/2 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)


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.


  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup light soy sauce
  • 11/2 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

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 7%); Total Fat 1.5 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 65; Sodium 830; Potassium 509; Total Carbohydrate 22; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 18; Protein 27; Calcium 42; Iron 2;

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