Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Seasoning

Recipe by Smoky Okie
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Combine all but chicken, lime juice and oil in mixing bowl and whisk to mix well.
  • Whisk together lime juice and olive oil.
  • Rub chicken well with lime/oil mix. Do not marinate.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate 1-3 hours, then remove from refrigerator and allow to come to near room temperature.
  • Prepare grill for direct/indirect grilling.
  • 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.
  • Once seared, remove to the indirect heat area of the grill and cook to 165* internal temperature.
  • One quick dance across the direct heat before serving will help crisp it a bit.
  • Serve with plenty of napkins.