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Barbecued jerk chicken

Prep Time:

45 Minutes + overnight marinade

Cook Time:

45 Minutes


4 Servings



About the Recipe

The summertime rings synonymous with long balmy evenings enjoying special moments with family and friends, often spent around a few refreshing drinks and a barbecue! Try this recipe for spicy jerk chicken at your next barbecue - prepare ahead and simply place on the flames a few minutes to enjoy with a mixed salad, baked sweet potato and why not finish off with my individual cheesecakes?


  • 1 whole chicken or equivalent pieces

  • 1 tbsp allspice berries

  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

  • 4 spring onions, chopped

  • 2 hot chillies, finely chopped (use rubber gloves to chop them!)

  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • juice of one lime


Step 1

Grind the allspice and peppercorns and combine with the onions, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg and chillies. Mix and loosen with a splash of olive oil. Pour into a wide bowl and stir in the soy sauce, sugar, salt and the lime juice.

Step 2

Add the chicken pieces one by one, massaging the mixture into the chicken as you go (don’t forget to rub under the skin, too).

Step 3

Marinate for as long as you can but preferably overnight

Step 4

Heat the oven to 180˚C. Place the chicken pieces in a warmed roasting dish and cover with foil.

Step 5

Cook in the oven for 45 mins, then rest the meat until you’re ready to barbecue.

Step 6

Finish the chicken pieces on the barbecue, grilling for a minute or two on each side.

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