Jerk chicken + Plantain crisps


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Jamaican jerk chicken recipe! yay! but first I miss my blog! I miss having time to actually write on here and then follow up with my readers via comments + blog-hop! I miss the days when I was not so busy that I ¬†actually have to schedule my blog posts in advance! But yes life.. and I should be happy because I am “good” busy. Enough of my “rant” –> My internet-friend @Taynement asked me to send her a recipe for jerk chicken a few weeks ago,I initially thought I had one on this blog already but alassss I did not so here we are. It was actually fun writing this recipe because I got to eat some jerk chicken that I had been craving for a while! I learned to make jerk chicken from a co-worker of Jamaican decent many years ago. She had brought some to the company potluck and luckily(for me) alot of the people thought the chicken was too spicy so I did the best thing a good girl like me can do, which was eat so much chicken in one day! I of course had to ask for a recipe and she was very kind to share a family recipe with me which I have tweaked a little to make my own. I hope you enjoy it, especially you Tayne!

jamaican jerk chicken

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Side Dish
easy to make Jamaican jerk chicken recipe


  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 garlic
  • 1 handful fresh thyme
  • 3 green onions/scallions
  • 1lb chicken thighs/legs
  • 2 Small semi-ripe plantains


Step 1 Rough chop the scallions, peppers, garlic, onion and thyme and place in the food processor to make it easier to puree.
Step 2 Pour into a bowl and mix to remove excess air. Add the brown sugar, orange juice, nutmeg, all spice, soy sauce, vegetable oil, vinegar,
Step 3 Marinate the chicken in the puree for at least two hours or up to 8 hours. Place in an oven safe tray and bake for 40 minutes turning once.
Step 4 Marinate the chicken in the puree for at least two hours or up to 8 hours. Place in an oven safe tray and bake for 40 minutes turning once.

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  1. When are you coming to my house?

  2. taynement Says: July 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

    thanks again.

    when do the sugar, vinegar, orange juice, brown sugar etc come in?

  3. I’m sure the recipe will turn out well but pls this ‘food processor’ is an an appliance right? I’d love to try out the recipe without mistakes.
    P.S steps 3 & 4 are the same.

  4. Hi Lohi pleasee your steps 3 and 4 are the same, Also are you refering to white vinegar or apple cider vinegar?

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