Jerk Chicken

This jerk chicken is tasty, moist and spicy. These can also be cooked on the barbecue for a delicious charcoaled taste!


Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Marinade Time: 1 Hours +
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy.


  • 5-6 spring onions (roughly chopped)
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 a small onion
  • 2 scotch bonnet chillies
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • 6 chicken thighs or drumsticks, bone in
  • 1 lime, quartered


-Blitz the first 11 ingredients with 1 tsp of salt into a paste.
-Make a few slashes in the chicken thighs and pour the marinade over the meat, rubbing it all over. Marinate for at least 1 hour (or ideally overnight).
-Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Place the chicken pieces with the lime quarters in a roasting tin and cook for 45 minutes or until cooked through.
-Serve with rice and peas, flatbread or roasted sweet potato fries.


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