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Easy Jerk Chicken Recipes

Jerk Chicken is smokey, juicy, and incredibly flavored grilled chicken with a Jamaican jerk marinade. What could be better than the perfect balance of heat and sweetness? Having a whole collection of delectable jerk chicken recipes!

Jerk Chicken Wings with Guava Sauce

What is Jerk Chicken?

This famous Jamaican dish is chicken marinated in a fabulous blend of seasonings (including cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, and ginger), then grilled to perfection. And the longer you marinate the chicken, the tastier it will be, of course.

You can play around with herbs and spices like adding cumin or paprika. Homemade marinades are the best because you can adjust them according to your palate. And since I like mine spicy, I add more chopped habaneros and scotch bonnet peppers. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Marinate your chicken overnight if you can. That makes a world of difference coz the spices can really penetrate.
  • Habaneros and scotch bonnets are super duper spicy. Please be careful, wear gloves, and whatever you do, don’t touch your eyes. Have some vinegar on standby to get the pepper oils off your hands.
  • These recipes make great make-ahead time savers. You can season your chicken, then freeze it for two months. Or you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days while the spices work their magic.

What to Serve With Jerk Chicken

Mango salsa is the ideal sauce to serve with this main dish. And, of course, fried plantains always go with jerk chicken at my house. Any of the following recipes are a great choice.

The Recipe Rundown

Easy Jerk Chicken Thighs + {VIDEO}
These Easy Jerk Chicken Thighs are served seared, baked, grilled, or air fried and are a Jamaican and Caribbean favorite. This dish includes a homemade spice blend and rub with cinnamon, allspice, and more. Drizzle the chicken in a spicy jerk marinade using pineapple, lime, peppers, and ginger.
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Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken Thighs
Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken Thighs is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe for Caribbean jerk chicken with a spicy marinade.
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Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken Soup {Video}
This Jerk Chicken Soup is a delicious spin on traditional chicken soup. Made with an authentic jerk seasoning, sweet potato, beans, and corn. Have a taste of the Caribbean with this amazing and flavorful soup.
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Jerk Chicken Wings
These jerk chicken wings are cooked in the air fryer and are made with just 3 ingredients! These spicy wings are easy to prep and make.
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Honey Garlic Jerk Chicken Wings
These Honey Garlic Jerk Chicken Wings are air fried to golden-brown goodness, then brushed in a homemade sticky honey garlic glaze! The perfect appetizer!
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5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Jerk chicken…quick and easy in the slow cooker! Grab your favorite jerk seasoning (or the one provided here) for this easy slow cooker recipe. With only 5 ingredients, you can pretty much use any cut of chicken and serve the finished product in so many different ways.
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Crispy Jerk Chicken Wings with Peach Salsa (Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free)
These Crispy Jerk Chicken Wings with Mango Salsa are a breeze to make and so full of flavor! A great addition to your weeknight rotation.
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Jamaican Jerk Chicken (Plus VIDEO)
Jamaican Jerk Chicken – a well-seasoned grilled chicken with a Jamaican jerk marinade that has the perfect balance of heat, sweet and savory.
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Jerk Chicken Wings With Guava Sauce
Huge Island flavors are hitting with these baked jerk chicken wings; a touch of Caribbean-flavored heat with a sweet and sticky delicious guava glaze!
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Grill Jerk Chicken Tacos
Grill Jerk Chicken Tacos – Slightly spicy grilled chicken served with a spicy, tangy, and bright homemade Jerk mayo sauce. Truly delightful!
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Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This chicken lettuce wrap recipe combines spicy, sweet, and savory wrapped in a cool crisp lettuce leaf. Healthy, delicious, and ready in 20 minutes.
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One Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Rice
One-Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Rice – A flavor explosion in a pot! Jerk Chicken thighs baked to Crispy perfection on a bed of fragrant rice and beans.
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Pineapple Jerk Chicken & Shrimp Skewers
Pineapple Jerk Chicken & Shrimp Skewers, this Caribbean-inspired, easy, and dang delicious summertime or anytime recipe is made in the air-fryer and full of bold delicious flavour! It’s marinated jerk chicken and shrimp on skewers, with your favourite seasonal veggies and pineapple stack…
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Healthy Jerk Chicken & Plantain Kabobs Recipe – Fit Men Cook
I remember the first time I had jerk chicken. I found a small restaurant that was owned and operated by Jamaicans in Bermuda. Then I tried it with a Middle Eastern twist.
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Baked Jerk Chicken Wings
Baked Jerk Chicken Wings – Baked to crispy perfection with all the bold flavors of Jerk Spice rub and just 10 minutes of prep is all you need!!!
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Which recipe in this amazing jerk chicken collection do you plan on trying first? Please remember to share how it goes in the comments down below. Enjoy your Caribbean excursion using your taste buds!


Tuesday 24th of May 2022

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