Grilled jerk chicken kebabs are a treat for an easy weeknight dinner, or an outdoor weekend party with friends. The marinade we suggest for this recipe will bring sweet Caribbean breezes to mind!
Grilled Jerk Chicken Kebabs Ingredients
1 pound chicken tenders
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 teaspoons crushed dry thyme leaves
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
20 ounce can of pineapple chunks or freshly cut pineapple
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup pineapple juice
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 medium to large onion
2 teaspoons black pepper
Grilled Jerk Chicken Kebabs Directions
In a shallow dish, mix together onion flakes, garlic powder, thyme leaves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oil and pineapple juice.
Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and add to mixture in shallow dish. Coat well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
If using wooden skewers, soak in cold water for 30 minutes to prevent burning.
Preheat gas grill to high heat.
Cut green pepper, red pepper and onion into 1 inch pieces.
Thread chicken, green pepper, red pepper, onion, and pineapple onto skewers.
Brush grill with oil and arrange skewers on hot grate. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Be sure to turn kabobs evenly when grilling.
*Great meal additions would be rice and corn on the cob.
*You may also substitute steak or shrimp for the chicken.