Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Do you ever feel like dinner is boring and you need a massive burst of flavor?

Even though I’m always trying to come up with new, family-favorite yet frugal recipes to share with you guys, I sometime get in “blah” rut too and everything tastes the same.

Let me assure you – this Jamaican jerk chicken recipe is anything but boring!

That’s a bit of a feat, because fellow jerk chicken lovers know that finding a good jerk chicken recipe is NOT an easy task.

First, some call for sugar, which I understand will combat the heat…


  • 2 Tbsp garlic (about 4 large garlic cloves)
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved (keep seeds and membranes for added heat)*
  • ¼ cup lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (we use liquid aminos)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 5-6 pounds of chicken, rinsed and dried (we’ve used thighs, breasts and drumsticks)
Read the whole recipe on Don't Waste the Crumbs