True Lime Jerk Chicken


Spice up chicken with this deliciously easy recipe. Great cooked in a skillet, or on the grill! Recipe submitted by Pat F., Houston TX.


8 chicken tenders (about 2 ounces each) or 1 pound chicken drumsticks or thighs
2 tablespoons dry jerk seasoning (or see spice blend below)
2-3 packets True Lime, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water
1/4 cup honey
2 scallions, finely sliced
Nonstick cooking spray
Fresh chopped cilantro or parsley, as garnish

Jerk Chicken Spice Mix
(If you cannot find Jerk seasoning, this mixture can be substituted)
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 teaspoons crushed dry thyme leaves
2 teaspoons salt (may omit, or use less)
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Jerk Chicken Spice Mix Directions

  1. Whirl in blender or spice grinder until onion pieces are quite small.
  2. Store extra in an airtight sealed container.

Chicken Directions

  1. Generously coat both sides of chicken pieces with the dry jerk rub.
  2. Cover and refrigerate while preparing a salad, rice, or other side dish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat a large cast iron or other heavy skillet, then spray with nonstick spray until well covered.
  4. Add the seasoned chicken and brown on both sides. Do not overcook.
  5. Mix the honey and True Lime water mixture until blended.
  6. As soon as the chicken is brown and just cooked through, evenly pour the True Lime-honey mixture over the chicken parts while still in the pan.
  7. Mix in half the scallions, heat thoroughly.
  8. Serve with the pan juices as a sauce and top with the other half of the sliced scallions. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro or parsley.