Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

Tonia Bloom
Jerk seasoning usually consists of Allspice and Scotch Bonnet peppers. Our version is less spicy replacing the Scotch Bonnet peppers with Serrano peppers. Look for salt free Jerk Seasoning; or substitute with ½ teaspoon each of Allspice and Ground Cloves.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Diet Green, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Servings 4
Cost $.85 per serving
Sodium 144 mg

Equipment

  • Indoor Grill
  • Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Serrano Pepper cut into 3 pieces
  • 3 Green Onions each cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Jamaican Jerk Seasoning salt free
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 pounds Chicken Drumsticks skinless or trimmed

Instructions
 

Make the Marinade:

  • In a one gallon freezer bag, add the serrano pepper, green onions, canola oil, brown sugar, vinegar, jerk seasoning, and 1½ teaspoons Kosher Salt. Massage bag until sugar is dissolved. Add the chicken and seal bag. Massage marinade into chicken and refrigerate overnight. Turn bag over at least once during marinade time.

Grill the Chicken:

  • Preheat grill to medium. Oil grates if needed.
    Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in a colander. Discard marinade bag. Remove any large pieces of serrano pepper or green onion. Season with salt and pepper.
    Grill, covered, turning often for 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is browned and cooked through.

Notes

Use skinless chicken thighs if you can't find skinless chicken drumsticks.  The nutrition facts are about the same.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks
Serving Size
 
2 drumstick
Amount per Serving
Calories
240
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
75
mg
25
%
Sodium
 
144
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Grilling Recipes, Heart Healthy
Food Groups ***Meat = 2 servings
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