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Backyard Jerk Chicken

Backyard Jerk Chicken


Backyard Jerk Chicken Recipe

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Source: Everyday Food


2 pounds chicken pieces


1 habanero chile, stemmed
1 bunch scallions, cut into pieces
2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for grill
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Rinse the Chicken, remove the thighs bones. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
2. In a food processor, mixing all the Marinade ingredients together.
3. In a large sealable plastic bag, toss chicken with the paste. Make sure they are nicely coated with the paste. Refrigerate overnight.
4. Next day, fire up the grill and brush a bit oil on the surface. Grill the chicken until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Removed from grill and serve immediately.

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6 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Tom F

    Just by looking at the ingredients, I know this is a good jerk recipe. I make something very similar with the exception of 7 more habenaros!

  2. Fran Chin


    The town is Ocho Rios. They forgot the ‘s”. I could get you a richer Jerk Chicken Recipe. Where are you located? There are tons of great jerk chicken centers around The Untied States. Check out The New York City boros and Long Island, Westchester, up in Massachussetts, down in Florida, Georgia and I even found a great one on Myrtle Beach.


  3. Wendy

    I’m from Jamaica and your recipe captures the true essence and taste of our famous jerk chicken.Thanks for sharing

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