September 28, 2023

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe with Ingredients Delivered to Your Door in under 60 Minutes with DeliveryDrop

Jerk chicken is a delicious and flavourful Caribbean dish that is made with a spicy jerk seasoning. It is typically grilled or smoked, but can also be baked. This jerk chicken recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, all of which can be delivered to your door within 60 minutes with DeliveryDrop!


  • 1.5kg chicken, backbone removed and spatchcocked
  • Coleslaw to serve
  • For the jerk marinade:
    • 225g onions, peeled and quartered
    • 2 small scotch bonnet chillies, halved and deseeded (or throw them in the pot whole for a big chilli kick!)
    • 50g fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 3cm piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and roughly chopped (or substitute for 1tbsp ground turmeric)
    • Half teaspoon of ground allspice
    • 15g fresh thyme leaves
    • 120ml white wine vinegar
    • 120ml dark soy sauce
    • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. Order all of the ingredients for your jerk chicken from DeliveryDrop. Your groceries will be delivered to your door in just 60 minutes!
  2. While you are waiting for your groceries to arrive, make the jerk marinade by placing all of the ingredients, except for the seasoning, into a food processor and pulsing until smooth.
  3. Season the marinade with a little salt and a good grinding of black pepper.
  4. Cut slashes into the smooth side of the spatchcocked chicken so that the marinade can penetrate the flesh and place the chicken in a shallow dish.
  5. Pour over the marinade and rub well into the meat. Cover and chill for at least 2–3 hours, or preferably overnight, turning every now and then.
  6. Preheat your barbecue with a lid and take the chicken out of the fridge to come up to room temperature.
  7. Cook the chicken on the hot barbecue with the lid down for 40–50 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with any leftover marinade, until the juices run clear when the thickest part of the thigh is pierced with a thin metal skewer.
  8. Remove the chicken from the heat and rest for a few minutes, then serve with a simple mixed salad or a traditional crunchy coleslaw.



  • For a spicier jerk chicken, add more scotch bonnet chillies to the marinade.
  • If you don’t have a barbecue, you can bake the jerk chicken in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Serve jerk chicken with your favourite sides, such as rice and peas, fried plantains, or macaroni cheese.
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