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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Experience the taste of Jamaica with this fiery and flavourful Jerk Chicken recipe, perfect for a weekend BBQ or a special family dinner.





  • Step 1.

    Combine all the spices, chillies, garlic, and ginger in a food processor to make the jerk marinade.
  • Step 2.

    Mix in the soy sauce and lime juice to the marinade for a balanced flavour.
  • Step 3.

    Score the chicken pieces and coat them thoroughly with the marinade. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Step 4.

    Preheat your grill to a medium-high temperature and oil the grates to prevent sticking.
  • Step 5.

    Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until it is cooked through and the skin is crisp and charred, about 35-45 minutes. Internal temperature should reach 74°C.
  • Step 6.

    Serve the jerk chicken hot, garnished with lime wedges and fresh coriander.
  • Step 7.

    Enjoy your delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken with rice and peas or a side salad for a complete meal.


  1. 2 Scotch bonnet chillies

  2. 4 Garlic cloves

  3. 6 Spring onions

  4. 2 tbspFresh ginger

  5. 1 tbspDried thyme

  6. 1 tbspGround allspice

  7. 0.5 tspGround cinnamon

  8. 0.5 tspGround nutmeg

  9. 2 tbspDark brown sugar

  10. 50 mlSoy sauce

  11. 2 tbspLime juice

  12. 1.5 kgChicken pieces

  13. 1 tbspSalt

  14. 1 tspBlack pepper

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