Barbequed Jerk Chicken

Serves 4-6 people


Jerk Spice Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 pounds chicken legs, thighs or wings
  • ¼ cup white distilled vinegar
  • 2-3 scotch bonnet peppers, chopped or several dashes of habanero pepper sauce (optional)
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite brand of BBQ sauce


Mix 3 tablespoons of Jerk spice mix with chicken, vinegar, and peppers in a plastic bag. Refrigerate for 4 up to 24 hours.

Preheat grill to 250-350 degrees. Place chicken on grill and cook approximately 12-15 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked throughout.

For sauce combine your favorite brand of bbq sauce with 2 tablespoons of Jerk Spice Seasoning. Spread sauce over chicken just as it is done on the grill.

2 Responses to Barbequed Jerk Chicken

  1. I look forward to making this recipe!!

  2. Hi Chef Jamika,

    What’s your favourite BBQ sauce? And just in case I can’t find that in my local store, can you mention what flavour notes you are looking for in BBQ sauce?

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