Jerk chicken


  • 4 Chicken legs and thighs
  • 1 cup water
  • Marinade mix
    • 1 tbsp Fresh thyme
    • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper
    • ½ Onion
    • 2 Spring onions
    • ½ Red pepper
    • ½ green pepper
    • 1 tbsp Fresh basil
    • Splash of oil
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 tsp Low salt all-purpose seasoning
    • 1 tsp Pimento powder
    • 1 tsp Low salt soy sauce
    • 5cm Ginger
    • Juice from ½ lemon
    • Juice from ½ Orange


1. Add the marinade mix ingredients into the blender and blend into an almost smooth paste.

2. Add 4 tbsp of blended marinade mixture into a bowl with the chicken (1 tbsp per chicken piece), reserving a small amount to use as a basting sauce whilst cooking. Add water into the bowl to help marinade penetrate the meat.

Tip – leftover marinade can be frozen

3. Cover with the bowl with cling film and leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours

4. Place the chicken in an oven tray skin side down and bake for 20 minutes on gas mark 5/190C.

5. Turn the chicken over so that is skin side up and baste.

6. Place the chicken back in the over for a further 25 minutes until the skin is crisp and golden brown.

7. Take chicken out of oven and cover with foil – leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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