Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers

Add a Caribbean element to your BBQ with this fiery dish accompanied by a salsa and salad
Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers
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Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers
October 20, 2019
Preparation Time 20 minutes (plus marination time)
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Serves 4
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 Scotch Bonnet pepper, chopped (de-seed to reduce heat, if desired)
2 jalapeños, chopped (de-seed to reduce heat, if desired)
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Thyme, chopped
4 garlic cloves
2 tsp ground allspice
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Salt
½ tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Cinnamon
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Black Pepper Powder
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
4 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp soya sauce
1 lime, zest and juice
1 orange, zest and juice
125ml apple cider vinegar
1 red pepper, cored and cubed
16 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 15 minutes

For the coconut rice salad

1 x 400g tin unsweetened coconut milk
250ml spinneysFOOD Bottled Drinking Water
1 x 400g tin black beans, rinsed and drained well

For the mango salsa

1 mango, peeled and chopped
¼ cup spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander, chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped


  • 1

    To make the chicken, combine all the ingredients except for the red pepper. Toss to coat the chicken and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  • 2

    Thread the chicken cubes onto skewers, alternating them with the cubes of red pepper. Set aside.

  • 3

    To make the salad, pour the coconut milk and water into a medium-sized saucepan with a lid. Heat until the coconut cream melts into the mixture.

  • 4

    Add the rice and bring to a boil. Cover and allow the rice simmer for 15-18 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed.

  • 5

    Allow to cool to room temperature, then toss in the black beans.

  • 6

    To make the salsa, mix the mango, coriander and chilli together.

  • 7

    Prepare a fire of medium coals and grill the skewers for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning regularly, until cooked through.

  • 8

    Serve the skewers with the rice and salsa.


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