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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwiches - On the Pellet grill

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwiches - On the Pellet grill

Have you ever cooked on a pellet grill? If not you're in for a treat, the food is amazing! I've been cooking on pellet grills going on about 10 years now. It's really the best of both worlds, you get the flavors of real wood from a smoker, paired with every convenience a gas. Modern pellets grill even take it a step further with controllers that actually let you see and control the grill temperature just like you would in a conventional oven. With pellet grills, you can smoke but you can also grill, sear and yes, even bake!

For this recipe, I'm using hickory pellets in my Pitt-Boss Pro 820. For those of you who are savvy to Jamaican food, you'll notice my recipe isn't truly Jamaican as I don't use any allspice. You can allspice into this recipe if you prefer.


  • 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • teaspoon  garlic powder
  • teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon allspice (optional)
  • 1 scallion (also known as green onion)
  • teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 bulky rolls
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup mayo
  • A handful of lettuce (spring mix preferred)
  • 1 tomato
  • 6 dill pickles


  1. Combine all spices (crushed red pepper, salt, white pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder) in a large bowl
  2. Add the juice of the lemon and lime, olive oil, and minced scallions to the same bowl.
  3. Lay chicken on a cutting board and bang flat with the sharp side of a knife in a cross-hatched pattern.
  4. Add chicken to mixture and let stand, refrigerated for 1 hour. 
  5. Preheat your grill to 350°F using hickory pellets.
  6. Add chicken to grill and lower the temperature of the grill to 200°F.
  7. Let the chicken cook for 35 minutes. Flip chicken over and let cook some more until the chicken temperature is 160°F (about 15 more minutes). Then remove from grill.
  8. Slice the tomato thin. Now assemble the sandwich with the jerk chicken, mayo, lettuce, sliced tomato, and dill pickle. Mmmmm, so good!
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