Jamaican Jerk Chicken

A few years ago, D and I were at the Cayman Islands and had one of the best jerk chicken from a little shack called Seymour’s. I’ve wanted to recreate this at home since then but making the seasoning from scratch involves a lot of ingredients so when I stumbled upon this jar of Neera’s hot Jamaican jerk spice for $3.99, it was too good to pass up. The ingredients were pretty decent – chile peppers, allspice, garlic, onion, salt, black pepper, habanero chili, lemon juice and malt vinegar.


I used 3 tablespoons of the grilling paste and mixed it with 1/3 cup of coconut oil, rubbed it generously on chicken pieces and marinated it for 3 hours (the instructions suggested 6-8 hours but I didn’t have that much time). We had a lonely piece of avocado and mango in the fridge so I made some mango avocado salsa with thinly sliced onions seasoned with a little bit of salt and pepper.

The chicken was cooked in the convection oven at 385F for 25 minutes. It came out crisp, flavorful and with some great spice thanks to the habanero chiles!


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  1. Samara says

    Hi hunny bunny! We’ll I started setting up my blog but I think I’ve started out wrong. I got a worldpress.com blog, but I think I should have got a worldpress.org one so I can use there plug ins for recipe templates. What do you use? I love your site, i looks beautiful! x

    • says

      Its very flavorful! Not sure what brands you have available there but if you cant find a ready made one, the rub can also be made from scratch :)

  2. Suzy Kitson says

    I make this in a similar way using a ‘Your inspiration at home’ Jamaican Jerk spice blend. It also has no nasties in it and you only need such a small amount so it lasts a long time. Served with a salsa like you say… It rocks. You can order this product through my website if you want to give it a try, happy to share the list of ingredients with you also. http://www.suzykitson.yourinspirationathome.com