Jerk Chicken

Posted on 20 Apr 2016

Jerk is a Jamaican style of cooking in which meat, most commonly chicken, is marinated or dry-rubbed with a very hot spice mix. This particular jerk chicken recipe is a wet marinade and one I got from a gentleman I met on a trip to Turks & Caicos —although his secrets still allude me as his was far better.


Amount Ingredient Notes
1-2 lbs chicken legs/thighs or a whole bird
1 white onion chopped
1 bunch scallions/green onions chopped
2 whole Scotch Bonnet pepper Habanero or ghost peppers will do also. or jalapeno for something milder.
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon neutral oil such as peanut or olive
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon dry thyme


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