Grilled Caribbean Chicken Thighs

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Immerse your taste buds in the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean with this exquisite recipe for Grilled Caribbean Chicken Thighs. Perfect for a summer barbecue or a cozy dinner, this dish is not only mouthwateringly delicious but also simple to prepare. Even if you’re new to the kitchen, this recipe will make you feel like a pro!

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cook Time: 12-16 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 30 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people (2 thighs per person)

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust for heat preference)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Marinate Chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Add the chicken thighs, ensuring they are fully coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  2. Preheat Grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Grill Chicken: Remove chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-8 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and has an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  4. Rest and Serve: Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after grilling. Serve hot, garnished with chopped cilantro.

Nutritional Information

NutrientAmount per Serving
Calories300
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium800mg
Total Carbs4g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein35g

Enjoy this tantalizing taste of the Caribbean right from your grill!