Are you ready for March Madness? It's the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, and that means planning game-day menus that will keep everyone fueled up and ready to cheer on their favorite teams. But why settle for basic game-day fare when you can spice things up with Game Day Caribbean Jerk Chicken?

This fiery and fragrant chicken captures the essence of Jamaica's famous jerk sauces. It brings sizzling excitement to your senses and makes the perfect pairing for your March Madness festivities. With over 15 ingredients, this marinade is bursting with maximum flavor and punch. We recommend letting the chicken marinate for 24 hours to soak up all those delicious flavors and spices.

The marinade is not only super flavorful and addictive but also straightforward to prepare. You can make it the day before and throw it on the grill 30 minutes before game time. That means less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the madness on and off the court. For unbeatable mesquite flavor, use your favorite hardwood or lump coal in a hybrid grill to add smoky character this chicken.

Grab your favorite iced beverage and get ready for some mouth-watering madness. Game Day Caribbean Jerk Chicken is the ultimate flavor-packed dish that will have your guests begging for the recipe. Trust us, this is one game-day menu item you won't want to miss out on. Get ready to elevate your game-day experience with American Made Grills and Game Day Caribbean Jerk Chicken.

Serves: 10

Game Day Caribbean Jerk Chicken Ingredients

  • 8 scallions, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 Scotch bonnet chiles, chopped (Tip: For those who can't handle a lot of heat, we've included a helpful tip: substitute fresh jalapenos for the traditional Scotch bonnet chiles for a milder version.)
  • small onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • tablespoons chopped thyme
  • tablespoons ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Three 4-pound chickens, each cut into 8 pieces
  • Freshly ground pepper

Game Day Caribbean Jerk Chicken Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients, except the chicken, and process to a paste.
  2. Put the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the marinade. Toss to coat the chicken thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Light the grill. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade, leaving them on a coating of spice paste.
  4. Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, often turning until the skin is nicely charred and the chicken is cooked through about 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a platter and serve.


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March 18, 2024 — Jason Klein