Barbequed Jerk Chicken

Serves: 6-8 people


Jerk Spice Mix

  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • ½ bunch green onions
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2-4 Scotch bonnet peppers or habanero peppers
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 3 pounds chicken wings


Jerk BBQ Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon of Jerk Spice
  • ¼ cup orange or pineapple juice
  • 1 cup store bought BBQ sauce


Instructions: Mix all of the dry spices together in a small bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon of Spice Mix for sauce.

Blend Jerk spice mix, green onions, mustard, lime juice, and orange juice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour marinade over chicken wings in plastic zip top bag. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.

To make the sauce, mix spice mix, juice, and bbq sauce together. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.

Heat grill to approximately 350˚F. Place chicken on grill and cook 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of wings. Turn wings throughout cooking time to avoid burning. Once chicken is cooked to 165˚F internally, remove from heat. Serve immediately with Jerk BBQ sauce on the side or brushed on top of chicken.


3 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?

    • Look for any store bought bbq sauce that is smokey or sweet. No need to use a spicy sauce unless you really want your jerk wings to have a kick!

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