Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken


Back in 2011 on my 1 year wedding anniversary, I went to Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. When I was out there, I tasted the most delicious chicken I have ever had! Jerk Chicken is typically marinated with island ingredients like allspice berries, scotch bonnet peppers, cinnamon, garlic, ginger and etc. and grilled to perfection.

Ever since then, my husband has been trying to chase that fix again and find a recipe that can SOMEWHAT emulate how good the chicken was!

So I have done my research and I think I have come up with a pretty good bbq recipe !!



  • 2 cups of scallions chopped
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet or habanero chilies chopped
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of all spice
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of molasses
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of ketchup
  • 3 cloves of garlic


In a skillet, combine peppers, onions and garlic. Sear until browned.

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Next, add your brown sugar, molasses, soy sauce, ketchup and the rest of the ingredients ( there is no incorrect order)IMG_1331

Cook down for 5 minutes on low. IMG_1333

Next, blend the ingredients with a blender. Once you have blended them, put the sauce back in the skillet and cook down for 5 more minutes. You can store this in the fridge for up to two months!IMG_1334

Next, toss your grilled chicken in the sauce and enjoy! Be careful because it is spicy!!IMG_1337


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