Jerk-Style Smoked Chicken

Jerk-style Smoked Chicken Recipe

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Get your smoker ready (or use your bbq grill (indirect heat) with a smoke box) and enjoy some delicious smoked jerk chicken. If jerk seasoning is not readily available in your grocery store -- mix 1 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp each - sugar, crushed red pepper, and crushed dried thyme. Add 1/4 tsp. each - salt, ground allspice, and ground cinnamon.

Recipe is from B H & G

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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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3 lb
meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks), skinned if desired
1/2 c
tomato juice
1/3 c
finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp
1-2 Tbsp
jamaican jerk seasoning
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
pickapeppa sauce (optional)- you can't find it on the grocery aisle with worchestershire sauce, etc. it imparts a great flavor.
cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
lime wedges

How to Make Jerk-Style Smoked Chicken


  • 1Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a deep dish. For marinade, combine next 9 ingredients (through salt). Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator 1-4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  • 2Meanwhile, soak 6-8 fruit wood chunks in water 1 hour.
  • 3Prepare smoker according to manufacturer's instructions. Pour water into water pan; add wood chunks. Place chicken, bone sides down, over water pan. Smoke, covered, 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the chicken is done (170 degrees for breasts, 175-180 degrees for thighs and drumsticks. If desired, serve chicken with lime wedges.

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About Jerk-Style Smoked Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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