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Jerk Chicken

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Recipe for the Perfect Jerk Chicken for the whole family

Just love Jerk chicken, so I made enough Jerk Chicken for supper as well. Enough for the whole family, so ingredients are not for my recipe for one. My allotted portion though is only 110gr of chicken


Jerk Chicken

Chicken pieces with chillies, with sugared oranges

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  • 750g chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • Lime slices and spring onion for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk until combined.
  2. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to the refrigerator and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to
  4. Heat grill to high.
  5. Grill chicken until charred and cooked through 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Serve with lime slices and spring onions.
  7. I served with a salad made with Macadamia oil and balsamic vinegar salad dressing.

The cuisine had its origins with the Taino, who developed the jerk method and later taught it to African slaves, who in turn adapted it in creating jerk chicken. The word jerk reportedly stems from the Spanish charqui, meaning dried strips of meat similar to the modern-day jerky.


Prepared, tried, and tested Melanie Kramar


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 668
  • Fat: 17
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 37
  • Cholesterol: 186

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