Jerk Chicken over Cilantro Lime Rice

We had  our annual Chili Cook-Off at our church this fall.  I felt the need to attempt something different.  I decided to go with a chicken chili this year.  Something with a kick.  I love Jerk.  As in Jerky food.  Oh believe me(!) I have loved a few jerks in my day, but that’s all in the past sistahs.  The only Jerk in my life, now,  is the one I season food with!

Well, hmm hmmm I really hate to brag, but this Jerk Chicken recipe did win me the Prized Ladle for most unusual, or was it unique?  Huh? Now that I think about it maybe I won the spicy award….Oh heavens this brain is gone baby gone.  What ever the name of the award was, I won a new ladle!

If you take a a few minutes to prep, this Jerk Chicken soup/stew/chili can come together rather quickly.  The recipe below is the soup version.  If you want this to be Chili then you can add beans, or if you are looking for something thicker and heartier cut down on the liquid and up the cooking time to let sauce reduce.


As you can see I added beans to the soup this time around, I did add extra cooking time I just added beans.  The Legumes added the extra protein that my very active kiddos need.  I love the word legumes.  Legewwmz.


Rice with cilantro and lime add the perfect twist of flavor to this dish.  If you prefer to leave your rice plain, no problem the soup has plenty of flavor on it’s own.




There are never any leftovers when I make this easy stew/chili/soup.  Jerk Chicken Soup has become one of my families new favorites dinners.

Hoping it becomes one of your family favorites too!


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  1. 1

    Girl you can come to the beach and make this anytime you wish. Nummy! Have a great day luv, xoxo
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  2. 2

    I’m looking forward to making this tomorrow night! I don’t have your exact chili powder but mine will do and I’m with you – the legumes rock!

    xoxo michele
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    I can totally see why this is a prize winning soup – love the flavors!
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    I love jerk chicken ! Ever since I stopped at a pretty rustic side of the road jerk chicken spot in Jamaica years ago. I can’t get enough.

    Looks great!
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