Jerk Chicken

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Jerk Chicken

Smoked Jerk chicken is smoky, spicy, tangy, savoury, earthy and delectably delicious. Served with rice & peas, pineapple jerk jam and fried plantain, this dish is an absolute winner at any BBQ.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ

Equipment

  • 1 Lidded BBQ or BBQ smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 kg skin-on whole chicken or chicken legs or wings
  • 3 whole scoth bonnet peppers
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 6 whole spring onions
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 120 ml soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg frshly grated
  • 4 limes zest and juice
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbso black pepper freshly ground

Pineapple jerk jam

  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 knob butter around 20g
  • 2 rings tinned pineapple
  • 200 ml pineapple juice from the tin
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp gelatine powder optional
  • thyme leaves from 2 sprigs

Instructions
 

Making the jerk paste

Setting up your BBQ

Pineapple jerk jam

Any questions

  • How can you cook the jerk chicken in the oven?
  • Can you make this with skin-off wings?
  • Do you have to add sugar in the spice paste?
  • Substitute of scotch bonnet peppers?
Keyword Jerk chicken, Smoked chicken

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