Recipe courtesy of Venetta Williams

Jerk Chicken

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 8 hr
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon ground allspice (Jamaican pimento pepper)

1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

10 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked

2 cloves garlic

2 scallions

1/2 Scotch bonnet pepper

Salt and pepper

4 pounds chicken quarters


  1. Add the brown sugar, cider vinegar, allspice, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, scallions, Scotch bonnet pepper and some salt and pepper to a food processor. Process the ingredients into a paste, and then rub this over the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat a grill on medium high. Grill the chicken quarters until cooked through, about 40 minutes.