Caribbean Jerk Chicken Tenders

I don’t think I ever met a child that doesn’t like chicken fingers. Here’s a tasty recipe that your kids are sure to love. You can substitute your favorite marinade. This really didn’t have much of a kick to it. It is slightly sweet and a bit healthier than deep fried chicken.


1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders, rinsed
1/3 cup spiced Caribbean jerk marinade (I used KC Masterpiece.)
1/2 cup flour
salt & pepper
olive oil


1. Pour the marinade into a large zip lock bag. Add the chicken, seal well, and refrigerate all day or overnight.

2. Add the flour to a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat with a tablespoon of oil.

4. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture and place in the hot skillet, browning on both sides. Watch carefully as the sugar in the marinade browns quickly. You will need to brown the chicken in 2 batches so you don’t over crowd the pan. Add more oil to the pan for the second batch.

5. Place the browned chicken on a sheet pan and cook at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Serves 4

Make-Ahead Tip

Marinate the chicken a day ahead. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Cover and place it on your counter a day ahead. It doesn’t sound like much, but it will save you time!

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  1. 1
    Pam says:

    I'm drooling Jane…so good looking! I'm making a caribbean chicken dish tonight also!


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    Shelly says:

    yeah I am drooling too! I need to go out and buy some carribean jerk as I haven't purchased that for a long time now.

    I made lasa-cotti last night and tonight I was lazy and just grilled a few steaks.

  3. 3
    Pam says:

    Hey Jane,

    Come visit me…I have a "Sunshine Award" for you!


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    L2L says:

    Oh my, your blog is just what my kitchen has been craving!! With 3 kids and a homeschooling family I like to make my time in the kitchen most effective but that has meant sacrificing taste, but I can see that is a thing of the past. Don't know why I never thought of doing this!!! For my chicken fingers I usually do a packet of onion soup mix and some bread crumbs, although very yummy mom would like to mix it up every now and then. I'm so going to the commissary for some marinade!!!!

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    Jamie Cooks It Up! says:

    Wow, Jane! It looks lovely around here. I love the new look. Great job!

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    Cynthia says:

    Wow I love your blog!! I'm going to post your button on my blog to share :)

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