Jerk Chicken

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 hr

Appears in
Walkerswood Caribbean Kitchen

By Virginia Burke

Published 2001

  • About

Jerk is one of the most well known dishes to have travelled out of the Caribbean in recent years. Originally it was a method of preserving meat and has been traced back to the Maroons (runaway slaves in Jamaica). It falls somewhere between barbecued and smoked meat and is hot and spicy. Traditionally, the meat, (pork, chicken, etc.) is highly seasoned and placed over a fire pit of smoking pimento wood, then covered and cooked slowly. As this is highly impractical for most cooks, the develop