Jerk Chicken

That traditional Jamaican chicken recipe with my own hot Jerk seasoning.

Use chicken pieces (extend cooking time) or breast. Can also be cooked on a barbeque or under the grill.

Adjust number of chillies to increase/reduce heat. Remove chilli seeds for a milder dish.

Cooking Time – approx 30 minutes plus marinating time

Serves 4


  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2″ Cinnamon Bark
  • 1 bunch Thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 800g Chicken Breast, cut into strips


  • Place all ingrediaents except chicken in a food processor and blend into a smooth paste
  • Pour paste into a bowl and add chicken. Mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate – marinade for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight
  • Cook chicken pieces in a preheated oven (200oC) for 30 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked and brown

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