• lime (or lemon)
  • 3 pounds chicken (cut up)
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning (replace with salt and pepper or chicken spice)
  • 1 pepper (or more Scotch Bonnet, Habaneros)
  • 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon allspice (coarsely ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper (coarsely)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg (freshly)
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 onion (medium, coarsely chopped)
  • 3 scallions (medium, chopped)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (or pineapple)
  • 1 tablespoon bouillon powder (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
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NutritionView more



Calories360Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8g12%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat70
Total Carbohydrate20g7%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Erin 11 Dec 2017
Soo good! Absolutely loved it’! I would double the sauce recipe
Heather M. 24 Oct 2017
This is the best jerk chicken recipe that i have found. Turns out amazing EVERY time. I have used it with chicken breasts or thighs and i even save the sauce to reuse for another night and it's still amazing. This recipe is definitely a favorite in our house! I usually serve it with coconut rice. YUM!
Miranda Alkire 13 Oct 2017
This was great. I substituted ingredients because I didn't have everything still worked
Noemie 22 Sep 2017
This was really really good! I used three habeneros since we love spice. Really easy and delicious. I'm from the Caribbean and this tasted super authentic. Definitely will be added to the rotation!
Jessica Chorney C. 25 Sep 2016
Removed skin before marinating bone in thighs. Peeled a sweet potato and russet potato I had on hand, and put InBev the crock pot before chicken. Cooked on low for 8h. Didn't need to broil since skin was off. Used drippings plus reserved marinade for sauce. Turned out fantastic. Will be a new winter fave. Served with the Immaculate Bites red beans and rice (cooked in coconut milk) and they were a perfect accompaniment.
Kathleen H. 13 Dec 2015
I have made this several times for family and pot lucks. It turns out wonderful every time! On a couple of occasions I put in orange juice and orange zest in place of lemon or lime. This seems to really bring out the Habanero and nutmeg flavor. Most people I know like it hot so I put in 3 Habaneros. Great easy and tasty recipe. This has been put in to my "go to" recipes file! Thank you for sharing.