Hey, y’all! I’m back and ready to share my favorite Jamaican jerk chicken recipe! If you’re like me and you love spicy flavorful food, Jamaican Jerk Chicken is perfect for you! Let’s look at this delicious, juicy, and flavorful chicken!Jump to Recipe
According to JJCJerk.com states, “During the early seventeenth century, The British brought slaves to Jamaica in order to guarantee a steady supply of sugar, coffee, cocoa, pimento, and other goods to merchants. A group of these slaves escaped into the mountains and were later named the Maroons. The Maroons would blend an array of spices and herbs that they would later use to marinate and cook the wild game they hunted mostly wild boar. This led to the famous “Jamaican Jerk”. Traditional Jamaican Jerk is a method of cooking pork. Nowadays chicken, seafood, or beef can be seasoned in this manner as well. Jerk is a complex blend of seasonings including scallions, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, thyme, allspice, black pepper, and many other spices. all of the ingredients grow on the island’s fertile green landscape.”
Jerk Chicken is so flavorful that you don’t want to distract from it. Your side dishes should compliment the dish. Not fight for attention. Here are some side dish suggestions:
No matter what you serve, keep it simple!
I love love love to marinate chicken! It gives the chicken to soak up the deep delicious flavors. With a recipe as flavorful as this one… you should definitely marinate it! If possible marinate it from 1-24 hours before cooking it. Make sure to rub the seasoning under the skin! Don’t be shy, girl! Get in there! Here’s the Jerk Chicken Recipe:
I’ve had the most success with this recipe when i make sure to use fully thawed chicken with skin that I completely patted dry. So don’t forget to completely pat the chicken dry before apply the olive oil and seasonings! This will give the skin an opportunity to get crispy! I mean, who doesn’t love crunchy, spicy flavorful skin on a chicken leg?
OMG! Now I’m hungry all over again! On that note, let’s get right into the recipe.
I'm Jae & welcome to my food blog! I'm a wife & mom of three from South Louisiana. Here you'll find yummy comfort foods with a healthy twist.
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