Jamaican BBQ chicken

    40 min

    An easy homemade Jamaican jerk sauce of soy, lime, orange juice and lots of spices makes a mouthwatering marinade for barbecued chicken.

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    Serves: 3 

    • 1 spring onion, minced
    • 4 tablespoons orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
    • 1 tablespoon minced green chilli
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Combine spring onions, orange juice, ginger, chilli, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, allspice, cinnamon and cloves. Add chicken, and marinate for 8 hours.
    2. Preheat barbecue for medium heat. Cook chicken until juices run clear, and drizzle with leftover marinade that has been boiled for 2 to 3 minutes.


    Allow chicken to marinate for 8 hours or overnight.

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    OMG my husband and I totally loved this chicken!!! Lovely and spicy thanks for uploading this recipe!!!  -  20 Aug 2011


    A tangy marinade which tastes great, i used chicken fillets marinaded for about 24hr and simply popped the skewers under the grill for about 15 mins along with skewered peppers, onion, mushroom & pineapple, served them with pita bread, they were very good, thanks for the recipe, i'll be making these again )  -  16 Nov 2013


    Made it healthier. I used chicken breast and cut the fat from 57.2g to virtually none.  -  09 Jun 2010