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Keto Jerk Chicken Thighs

Jerk chicken definitely makes for one heck of a tasty marinade. A nice meal of keto jerk chicken thighs is an absolute keto delight!

Keto Jerk Chicken Thighs

WHAT IS JERK CHICKEN?

“Jerk” is a cooking style native to Jamaica. Jerk spice is either a spicy dry rub or a wet marinade used with meats.

Jerk cooking is popular in Caribbean and West Indian communities throughout North America and Western Europe.

The smoky taste of jerked meat is achieved using various cooking methods, including modern wood-burning ovens.

Jerk spice is normally used on chicken and beef. The spice is based on lime juice, allspice, and scotch bonnet peppers.

This recipe, however, doesn’t call for peppers since they are hard to find in many areas and might be too spicy for a lot of our readers.

KETO JERK CHICKEN INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this jerk chicken recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup liquid aminos
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • fresh ground black pepper

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE KETO JERK CHICKEN

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large Ziploc bag or air-tight storage container with a lid
  2. Refrigerate mixture for at least 6 hours, stirring several times during the marination process
  3. Take chicken from refrigerator and remove thighs from marinade; discard marinade
  4. Place thighs into a large skillet and cook over high heat until chicken is cooked through
  5. Optional and for an added taste element, grill the chicken thighs on a charcoal or propane grill until cooked through and slightly charred
  6. Remove from the heat source, serve, and devour!

WHAT IF I WANT TO USE SCOTCH BONNET PEPPERS?

If you have access to the peppers at your local grocery store or supermarket and you’d like to use them, feel free!

Start with using a single pepper. Combine all of the ingredients in this recipe, along with the pepper, to a blender or food processor. Blend or process until well mixed.

Use this for your marinade for a traditional delicious Jamaican jerk chicken!

WHAT TO EAT WITH JERK CHICKEN

There are plenty of delicious things to eat or drink with your jerk chicken!

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE KETO JERK CHICKEN

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  • Non-Stick Skillet – A good non-stick skillet is a must for any kitchen. For this particular recipe, it makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. If you don’t have a non-stick skillet or if yours is getting some age on it and isn’t working well, there’s no time like the present to get one!


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Keto Jerk Chicken Thighs

Keto Jerk Chicken Thighs

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Jerk chicken definitely makes for one heck of a tasty marinade. A nice meal of keto jerk chicken thighs are an absolute keto delight!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup liquid aminos
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large Ziploc bag or air-tight storage container with a lid
  2. Refrigerate mixture for at least 6 hours, stirring several times during the marination process
  3. Take chicken from refrigerator and remove thighs from marinade; discard marinade
  4. Place thighs into a large skillet and cook over high heat until chicken is cooked through
  5. Optional and for an added taste element, grill the chicken thighs on a charcoal or propane grill until cooked through and slightly charred
  6. Remove from the heat source, serve, and devour!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 2 thighs
Amount Per Serving Calories 312Total Fat 22gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 19g

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