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    Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Seasoning

    Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Seasoning. Photo by Vicki in CT

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    Smoky Okie's Note:

    I was fortunate to receive an old family recipe from a business associate who is from Jamaica for jerk seasoning. We like it so much that I make 2# batches at a time. For those of you not familiar with Jerk, it is a spicy, sweet, tangy and HOT seasoning for grilled meat, pork and chicken particularly. This spice blend recipe will make enough for several batches, but remember, the idea is to put as much on the meat as you can get to stick.

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    1. 1
      Combine all but chicken, lime juice and oil in mixing bowl and whisk to mix well.
    2. 2
      Whisk together lime juice and olive oil.
    3. 3
      Rub chicken well with lime/oil mix. Do not marinate.
    4. 4
      Coat chicken with dry seasoning/spice mixture. The idea here is to get as much as possible to stick to the chicken. We store our seasoning in a leftover spice container with large sprinkle holes and use that to season. This is not a rub, so it should not be applied in rub fashion.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate 1-3 hours, then remove from refrigerator and allow to come to near room temperature.
    6. 6
      Prepare grill for direct/indirect grilling.
    7. 7
      Grill chicken over hot direct fire. Don't worry about the black, it's supposed to be there. In fact, 30-40% of the skin should end up black, but it will not be bitter.
    8. 8
      Once seared, remove to the indirect heat area of the grill and cook to 165* internal temperature.
    9. 9
      One quick dance across the direct heat before serving will help crisp it a bit.
    10. 10
      Serve with plenty of napkins.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2011


      Absolutely AMAZING! Thanks for the wonderful seasoning and recipe!

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    • on September 16, 2007


      Mr. Okie is right; the skin does turn very black. However, the taste is sublime. Perfect seasoning blend and great grilling tips. This was delicious. After reviewing the recipe I realize I forgot to add the sugar still wonderful. Thanks for posting a keeper. For PAC.

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    • on April 25, 2007


      Another PAC choice for me for 07. We had chicken on the weekend and I made this and left it with DD. I am visiting in Canada right now. I will make this again for sure! It would make a great gift for Christmas. Great, bold taste. But not over powering.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Seasoning

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 662.0
    Calories from Fat 409
    Total Fat 45.4 g
    Saturated Fat 11.1 g
    Cholesterol 155.2 mg
    Sodium 2766.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 17.5 g
    Protein 39.4 g

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