Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Grilled jerk chicken kebabs are a treat for a camping trip or an easy weeknight dinner. The marinade we suggest for this recipe will bring sweet Caribbean breezes to mind! A mini escape to the tropical islands.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs Recipe


  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 2 tbsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tsp. crushed dry thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks or freshly cut pineapple
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium to large onion
  • 2 tsp. black pepper


  1. Mix together onion flakes, garlic powder, thyme leaves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oil and pineapple juice.
  2. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and add to mixture.
  3. Coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat gas grill to high heat.
  5. Cut green pepper, red pepper and onion into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Thread chicken, green pepper, red pepper, onion, and pineapple onto skewers.
  7. Brush grill with oil and arrange skewers on hot grate.
  8. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Be sure to turn kabobs evenly when grilling.

TIP: If using wooden skewers, soak in cold water for 30 minutes to prevent burning.