Jerk Chicken Skewers
Heart Healthy

Jerk Chicken Skewers

Great for any occasion after trying your jerk chicken skewers your friends won't able to stop raving about them!

Yield: 6 servings (3 skewers per serving)


In a food processor or blender, combine onions, thyme, sugar, pepper, salt, nutmeg and allspice, and blend to form a paste. Transfer to a shallow, non-aluminum dish. Place chicken in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for one hour, or for up to eight hours, turning periodically. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute for four to six minutes or until the outside is browned and the inside is no longer pink. Thread a piece of chicken on each of 18 small wooden skewers, followed by a pimento square and a cilantro leaf. Repeat until each skewer is full.


  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 6-oz. jar of whole sweet pimentos, drained and cut into 1-inch squares
  • Fresh cilantro leaves

Nutritional Data Per Serving

  • Calories: 113
  • Fat: 4 grams (31% of calories)
  • Cholesterol: 36 milligrams
  • Sodium: 743 milligrams
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