Grilling This Weekend: Try Chef Huda’s Jerk Chicken Kabobs

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This recipe is easy and perfect for your cookout this weekend.  So invite some friends over and try Chef Huda’s Grilled Jerk Chicken Kabobs. Enjoy!

IMG_0027Photo and Recipe By: Chef Huda

What You Need

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground allspice

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 to 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons dried thyme

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon canola oil

1/4 cup spiced dark rum (may substitute white rum)

4 red and yellow bell peppers (2 of each) – cut into 1 inch pieces

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast – cut into 1 inch cubes

Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Now, let’s make something Pretty and Delicious.

In a large bowl mix together the spices. Place cut chicken pieces into bowl and toss. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chicken can be marinated over night.  On a clean cutting board cut bell pepper and onions in large pieces (1/2 in). Once your chicken is marinated you are ready to assemble your skewers.

To prepare kabobs alternate between chicken and peppers. Make sure to leave at least 1/2 inch from at the top and bottom of the skewer.

Chef Huda Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using them on the grill. This will make them less likely to burn. Soaking overnight is best.

Grill kabobs over medium heat, 8- 14 minutes depending on chicken size and grill heat. Rotate to insure even cooking. A slight charred is a good thing.

Once the chicken skewer are done remove from heat and let rest for 3-5 minutes. Serve as desired and Enjoy!


Chef Huda is a multi-talented personality in the worlds of Food, Fashion & Entertainment and has gained international notoriety for her pretty and delicious dishes and expertise in Healthy Comfort Food. She has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, Howard Stern’s Show, Donald Trump’s Show, The Ultimate Merger, Vogue (Italia) to name a few and is a food and entertainment contributing writer for an array of media outlets including; The CW Network, The ROOT and a lifestyle expert for Monarch Magazine. The multi-talented Chef Huda was recently a featured favorite on ABC’s hit show, “The Taste” that debuted at #1, with celebrity chef judges Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson and also serves as an Ambassador for The American Heart Association.

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