Quick and Easy Jerk Chicken

Sherri Williams


you don't have to go to the islands to get some good jerk chicken. grill these babies up and serve with a salad and some beans and rice.

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3-4 lbs chicken pieces
1-3 finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper (any hot pepper)
ΒΌ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp cider vinegar
3 tbsp spiced rum
2 tbsp kosher salt
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp dried tyme
2 tbsp allspice
2 tbsp ground ginger
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper


1Combine all ingredients. This will form a paste. Coat chicken pieces with paste/marinate. Marinate for at least 4 hours, best to marinate over night. Grill or bake chicken until chicken juices run clear.
2Put any remaining jerk seasoning in zip lock bag and freeze until you need it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spicy, #jerk