Authentic Jerk Chicken

This Authentic Jerk Chicken has spice and flavor. Caribbean food does not get its justice - the flavors in jerk chicken are many and robust.
Course dinner
Cuisine Caribbean food, chicken, gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


Jerk Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 1/4 Bunch Parsley
  • 4 Whole Scallions
  • 2 Whole Scotch Bonnet Peppers ends removed
  • 1 Whole Orange
  • 1 Whole Spanish Onion quatered
  • 2 Tbsp Gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Molasses
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Coriander
  • 1/2 Tsp Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Ginger

Vegetables and Finishing Dish

  • 2 Lbs Red Potates boiled and halved
  • 8 Whole Organic Small Carrots
  • 1 Whole Pear sliced
  • 1 Lb Pigeon Peas
  • 15 Ounces Chick Peas
  • 15 Ounces Black Beans
  • 1 Head Yellow Cauliflower
  • 2 Whole Large shallots sliced
  • 1 Package Bella mushrooms
  • 1 Whole Lemon squeezed


Jerk Marinade

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the chicken.  Blend until fully pureed.  Pour over the chicken thighs and place in a bowl and marinate at least overnight.

Vegetables and Finishing Dish

  1. Cook the beans and the chick peas according to the package instructions.  Set aside. 

    Par boil the red potatoes.  Remove and cut them in half.

    Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat.  Add the chicken with the marinade and try to get a good sear.  Next, add the carrots and get a good sear on them as well.  Finish by adding the rest of the ingredients and move to a 325 degree oven.  Cook for about 30 minutes.  Before serving, mix well to get all the marinade ingredients mixed around.  The last step is to squeeze the lemon all over and mix well.  

    Serve and enjoy!