Jerkish Chicken, i.e. Kid Friendly Jerk Chicken That Adults Love, Too
Inspired by Jamiacan jerk, this chicken marinade and sauce has a sweeter flavor and just a bit of heat.
Serves: 5-8 servings
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ½ cup olive oil or canola oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic
  • 6 green onions, very roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 10-15 pieces bone-in chicken (I prefer legs and thighs)
  1. Combine all ingredients (except the chicken) in a blender. Blend until a sauce consistency.
  2. Reserve ½ cup of the sauce to serve with the chicken later.
  3. Place chicken pieces in a ziploc bag then pour sauce into the bag. Close bag, pushing air out, and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Grill chicken as usual over moderate heat, cooking until inside temperature reaches 160-165º F.
  5. Heat reserved sauce on the stovetop or in the microwave until warmed. Serve with grilled chicken.
Prep time is only 5 minutes or so, but there is at least 30 minutes of marinating time to plan on. Cook time is only about 10 minutes.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at