Oven Baked Jerk Chicken


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Baked Jerk Chicken

Jerk seasoning is a favorite from our island brothers and sisters, the marinade was originally used for Pork but it has since spread to  chicken, beef and goat.  If you are unable to get ground allspice or allspice berries, feel free to substitute Uziza seeds. The recipe will no longer be jerk chicken but we can call it Jerk inspired chicken


Oven Baked Jerk Chicken

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Serves: 10

This is a recipe I adopted from a few of my favorite Caribbean cookbooks, it's a favorite in my home.
  • 1 Tspn ground allspice
  • 1 Tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbspn ground thyme
  • 1 Tspn ground nutmeg
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers (ata Rodo)
  • Small Ginger - peeled
  • 2-3 Clove garlic - Peeled
  • 2 Tbspn vegetable oil
  • 3 sprigs green onion
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 Tbspn Vinegar
  • Salt - To taste
  • 2 cubes Maggi
  • 10 chicken pieces
  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in a blender, puree to a fine paste
  2. Place chicken in a bowl and pour in spice blend. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but up to a day is preferable
  3. Preheat oven to 350F and line an oven tray with parchment or foil
  4. Arrange chicken on tray, place in heated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (or until juice of pierced chicken runs clear)
Serve with your choice of sides including Fried plantain, Coconut Rice & Beans or Salad

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Jerk Chicken / Fried plantain / Coconut Rice and Beans

 Serve Jerk chicken with a side of Coconut Rice & Beans

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By |March 18th, 2015|16 Comments


  1. Jennifer May 13, 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke,
    Thanks so much for this recipe. Looks very promising!! I’d like to make it and I was wondering what sort of vinegar you used in the recipe please? Thanks.

  2. lara April 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    hope to try this sooon

  3. Edo March 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Ronke…this chicken was amazingly delicious. I ended up cooking 15 drumsticks and I regretted not cooking more. I was worried about the pepper content at first, but when after the mixture soaked into the chicken..it was just a little spicy. I like to be completely cooked so i left it in the oven for an hour but I took it out once every 30 minutes and it turned out well. Thank you soooooo much! Now I can actually make delicious chicken without having to buy the not so tasteful sauce in a glass jar from the store. I’m looking forward to trying all your other chicken recipes and deciding on the top ones..May God continue to bless you and your skills..

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Awwwww..I am extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe, thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback. yes! try the other chicken recipes, I am sure you will enjoy them.

  4. Folake March 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Tried your jerk chicken for lunch today and it was the most awesome thing ever. I made only about 5 pieces as I didn’t know how it would turn out but my fears were obviously misplaced. I shall be making more very soon. Thanks a lot!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      Yeiiiii!!!! thanks for the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed it.

  5. nma March 19, 2015 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Yum! I love it and will be making some. Thank you 9jafoodie

  6. Barbara Forson March 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Am a Ghanaian hv no clue about allspice is there a common substitute pls

    • ijay March 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Hey I also live in Ghana. Sometimes you can find it in some supermarkets around where they stock the ground nutmeg. I’m in kumasi and I’ve seen it on some occasions. It usually comes in a small plastic container.

    • alicia March 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm - Reply


  7. ChiO March 18, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Chai!!! Why did i visit? the level of hunger has increased! Mouth watering chicken and pictures. I can almost smell it from here. 9jaFoodie deliciousness all the way. Lovely!

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