Monday, February 27, 2017

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken can be grilled or baked and is a no fuss chicken recipe. Jerk refers to the wet marinade that makes this chicken so flavorful and yummy. You can find pre made jerk dry rub mix in the store but this time I decided to try making my own home made marinade. Scotch bonnet or the habanero chilly , all spice berries, scallions, herbs and pineapple makes this marinade spicy hot with a hint of sweetness. I adapted this recipe form the cook book Chicken :60 Simple Recipes for Great Home Cooking. Try this you will surely love it.

Chicken joints- 4
Shallots- 3
Scallions- 2 chopped
(this is less spicy than scotch bonnet
adjust according to taste)
Thyme- 1/2 tsp

Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tsp
All spice berries- 1 tbs
Black pepper- 1/3 tsp
Cinnamon- 1/3 tsp
Nutmeg- a pinch
Pineapple chopped-3 tbs
Dark brown sugar- 1 tbs
Rum - 1 tb(optional)
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbs

Clean and pat dry chicken and set aside.
Put the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and blend into a smooth thick paste. Adjust according to taste or the spice level. You can double the recipe and store in refrigerator for one week.
Make deep slashes on the chicken and marinate the chicken with this paste. Refrigerate it over night or for at least three hours.
Place the marinated chicken into a roasting pan and roast in pre heated oven at 400 degree f for 30- 40 minutes.
Serve with rice. I served with Brown rice with coconut and green peas.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Looks spicy and tasty! Great flavors.

  2. Oh goodness!!! That chicken looks really tempting...

  3. Priya @asmallbite
    so flavourful and nice clicks....


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