Jay's Jerk Chicken

Jay's Jerk Chicken


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About this recipe: This jerk chicken is one of my nephew's favourite barbecue recipes. This well rounded flavour of sweet, hot, herbal and spicy chicken can be served with rice, beans or pasta. Or just make a chicken sandwich out of it! I also add garlic and a kiwi fruit to the marinade.


Serves: 4 

  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chilli, or green chilli, seeded and minced
  • 175ml soy sauce
  • 125ml vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 675g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the spring onions, onion, chilli, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Mix for about 15 seconds.
  2. Place the chicken in a medium bowl and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
  4. Lightly oil barbecue grate. Cook chicken on the prepared barbecue 6 to 8 minutes, until juices run clear.

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Reviews (3)


This tastes absolutely fantastic. It is really simple to prepare; I used thighs and baked them in the oven for 25 minutes. I will definitely be cooking this again. - 14 Aug 2010


really enjoyed them , i also cooked them in oven and left skin on and put jerk under skin and it really done the job . - 21 Aug 2014


Took a while to prepare marinade but they went down a treat at our BBQ. - 12 Aug 2013

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