Jay’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Serves: 3-4
Heat Scale: 7 out of 10 possible


  • 2 fresh Habaneros or 4 dried habaneros, stems removed
  • 1 large onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon course ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 lb whole chicken cut up

Jay's Jamaican Jerk Chicken


Combine all ingredients except chicken into a blender and puree until smooth. Place chicken in marinating bowl, pour blender contents over chicken and stir. Marinate in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

Remove chicken pieces and barbecue until cooked thoroughly (about 20 minutes). Control any flare ups with a squirt bottle filled with water.

It is completely normal to feel like your lips are inflated to 50 PSI when eating this dish.

Serve with plenty of fluids.

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