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Jerk Chicken Marinade

This easy jerk chicken marinade is Caribbean-inspired and full of spice and flavor.

Categories Sauce
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 chicken breasts
Calories 85 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice


  1. Add the thyme, allspice, coconut sugar, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon, cayenne, olive oil, and freshly squeezed lime juice in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Add the chicken to a 1 quart freezer-safe sealable bag, followed by the jerk spice marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the chicken to coat.

  3. Place in the fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes enough marinade for 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1/2 pound).  For 1 pound (approx. 4 breasts), you can double the recipe).


Nutrition facts are for marinade only and do not include chicken breast.

Nutrition Facts
Jerk Chicken Marinade
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.8g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 39mg2%
Carbohydrates 6.8g2%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 4.7g5%
Protein 0.3g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.