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.



  • 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


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 (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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