Shot of two baked chicken drumsticks marinated in jerk seasoning with a side of black beans in the background. Plate is garnished with lime wedges.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Shot of two baked chicken drumsticks marinated in jerk seasoning with a side of black beans in the background. Plate is garnished with lime wedges.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

A spicy, flavorful Caribbean dish featuring a unique blend of spices.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Marinate 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, pureed or finely chopped
  • ¼ cup distilled vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 pieces chicken, skinless (2 split breasts, 4 drumsticks)
  • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients except chicken and vegetable spray in a large bowl. Add chicken and coat with spice mixture until well seasoned.
  • Cover bowl and and chill in refrigerator for 6 hours (or overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Place chicken on baking pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Place baking pan in oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 30-40 minutes, or until meat can be easily pulled away from the bone with a fork. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5 breast or 2 small drumsticksCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 36gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 628mgSugar: 5g
Keyword BBQ, Chicken, Dinner, Summer
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