Grilled Jerk Chicken

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      8 hr

Appears in

Eat Caribbean

Eat Caribbean

By Virginia Burke

Published 2005

  • About

Jerk Chicken is a hot and spicy traditional Jamaican dish. You can always adjust the amount of seasoning used, to your taste, but this recipe is the typical spicy version.


  • 1 fresh lime (or lemon)
  • 1.5 kg/1 lb 5 oz


  1. Squeeze the lime or lemon juice into a bowl of water and rinse the chicken. Pat dry. Rub the jerk seasoning all over the chicken and leave to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Light the barbecue and get it so the coals are covered with a layer of white ash. Brush the chicken and the grill with oil. Cook the chicken over a medium heat for about 20 m