Low-Carb Jerk Chicken

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Perfect for summer grilling this keto friendly Jerk Chicken is made low-carb by simply leaving out the traditional brown sugar that makes its way into the traditional seasoning. Don’t worry though, this Jerk Chicken is still packed with flavor from the spicy rub. You have a few options on how you would like to cook the chicken too!

My favorite way is over a charcoal grill but you can also use a grill pan on the stove, a regular propane grill, or even the oven with a few minutes under the broiler at the end to crisp up the skin and get that classic char that Jerk Chicken is famous for.

I like to serve this with cauliflower rice and some grilled vegetables for a complete meal. If you’re short on time you can switch out the bone-in chicken for chicken thighs since they’ll cook a lot faster. If you have the time I suggest still marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes but you can even marinate overnight if you’d like.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

3.9 grams 1.1 grams 30.4 grams 29.8 grams 7.6 grams 404 calories
Total Carbs5grams
Fiber1.1grams
Net Carbs3.9grams
Protein30.4grams
Fat29.8grams
of which Saturated7.6grams
Energy404kcal
Magnesium43mg (11% RDA)
Potassium427mg (21% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4%), protein (30%), fat (66%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 3.5 lbs bone-in chicken pieces (1.6 kg) - will yield about 60% meat, 960 g/ 2.1 lbs meat
  • 4 large garlic cloves (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 1” piece fresh ginger (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 3 green onions (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1 habanero pepper (4 g/ 0.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup lime juice (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • Optional: serve with cauli-rice and grilled low-carb vegetables

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except for the chicken and lime wedges in a food processor and blend until smooth. Low-Carb Jerk Chicken
  2. Pat the chicken dry and place in a single layer in a large baking dish. Spread the spice mixture evenly over the chicken. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes but up to overnight.
  3. When ready to cook remove the chicken from the refrigerator and either preheat the oven to 175 C/ 350 F or preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high. Low-Carb Jerk Chicken
  4. If baking bake for 1 hour, and then broil for 5-10 minutes to char. If grilling, grill for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (74 C/ 165 F) and charred in multiple places. You’ll want to flip occasionally. Let rest 10 minutes after cooking. Serve with lime wedges and cauli-rice. Low-Carb Jerk Chicken

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By Lauren Lester
Creator of WickedSpatula.com

Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

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Comments (3)

Best meal I've had in a while (that I've made)! I paired it with your rutabaga fries and a kale salad. I'm so grateful for your recipes. I'm excited for leftovers to eat as I complete the summer Leto challenge.

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Im excited to make this one for my husband! I don't see any way to add it to the planner in the app though... am I missing something, or is that function not allowed for this recipe? Thanks!

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Thank you for noticing Anna, you are right, I forgot to add the option to this recipe when I posted it - I'll fix it now Smile

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