Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (2022)

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (1)

jeffncsilla

Rating: 5 stars

10/03/2016

Start by making the recipe as written (I leave the seeds in the jalapeno and use 1 teaspoon of cayenne for the red pepper) then add a tablespoon of minced garlic, fresh or jarred, and as much orange juice as the chicken is thick. Marinate in a single layer overnight and turn over in the morning. We use 6 thighs as we both can only eat one per serving then grill it over a charcoal grill with a little mesquite wood. Leftovers make excellent tacos with fresh minced onions, cilantro, lettuce, cheese etc.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (2)

Edward

Rating: 4 stars

09/21/2016

Added a few shots of Rum to the saucepan and it really took off.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (3)

iumgrad2

Rating: 5 stars

09/20/2016

All three kids loved it; husband loved it. I thought it was really very good too. I served it with coconut rice and lightly sautéed yellow/zucchini squash. Double the marinade.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (4)

daneanp

Rating: 4 stars

10/09/2015

Always a hit at our house. I marinate for 2 hours at least then grill them on the Traeger for 30 minutes, turning after 10 minutes and 20 minutes. Great with roasted garlic couscous.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (5)

Achotee

Rating: 5 stars

01/29/2015

Fantastic recipe! Double it because people are going to want more than one serving. I pair it with my coleslaw recipe for a great hot and cold experience.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (6)

MissLesMis

Rating: 3 stars

02/09/2014

This was 'okay' but nothing as spectacular as I was expecting. The flavoring was tasty where it cooked onto the surface of the meat, but mostly the meat was fairly bland. My biggest complaint, however, is the nutrition guidelines. The stated serving size shows 2 thighs, but the nutritional values shown for one serving are the equivalent of 1 thigh, not 2. Very misleading for those counting calories & grams!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (7)

MyWifesChef

Rating: 5 stars

01/11/2014

Very easy and very flavorful. I will be making this often.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (8)

davidz

Rating: 4 stars

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10/20/2013

I really enjoyed this delicious dish and plan to make it again. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs and cooked the chicken over a charcoal grill. I served the chicken with Cooking Light's caribbean simple black beans recipe and rice.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (9)

JessicaJJM

Rating: 3 stars

08/07/2013

I wasn't overly wowed with this one, although it was good.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (10)

lennyJ

Rating: 5 stars

06/11/2013

Loved it. Made with chicken breasts. Kept out some marinade and sautéed with black beans. Then served over chopped cabbage salad with cilantro and fresh pineapple. Got rave reviews from husband, who is watching carbs. Will definitely make again, don't forget to increase amount of marinade.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (11)

kswiss6

Rating: 5 stars

02/22/2013

Excellent. Not a complete jerk spice, but still great flavor. Quick and easy. Always a menu option for group dinners. FYI, double the marinade.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (12)

Kkjuda1

Rating: 5 stars

01/04/2013

Quick easy dinner that everyone loved!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (13)

Shorgie2

Rating: 5 stars

08/07/2012

Love this dish! Quick and easy. Right amount of heat (I love spicy food)!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (14)

gabitron

Rating: 5 stars

07/25/2012

YUM!!!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (15)

azcoyote

Rating: 5 stars

06/04/2012

This was so delicious. I only wish I had remembered that others doubled the marinade. There was barely enough to coat the thighs. But, in any case, I followed the recipe exactly, marinated them for about 8 hours and everyone loved them. Highly recommend this recipe.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (16)

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Caseyj3

Rating: 5 stars

04/07/2012

One of my all-time favorite Cooking Light recipes. Leftovers are great on a toasted bun for lunch.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (17)

aleonard

Rating: 5 stars

02/18/2012

This dish is excellent when paired with smashed sweet potatoes and sautéed red cabbage. I saute the cabbage in the left over marinade and also add some jerk seasoning for a little extra kick. Family loves it and asks for it often.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (18)

NCP060207

Rating: 4 stars

12/09/2011

Amazing! Great great tasting chicken. I didn't have the grill up and running so I sautéed them in a fry pan with a little olive oil. About 4 minutes each side with them covered the last 2. Will make again for sure! Would be perfect for a summer BBQ or a hearty winter meal equally!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (19)

Deshala

Rating: 5 stars

11/13/2011

I make this all the time because its to so easy and the ingredients are usually in the house. Everyone loves it. I usually let the chicken sit in the marinade over night. The longer the better. I also double the recipe.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (20)

Rikked

Rating: 4 stars

07/25/2011

Excellent and so easy to prep. I didn't have ground red pepper so I used crushed red pepper instead. Using just 6 chicken thighs, I let them marinate for about 3 hours rpior to grilling on gas grill, and they were tender and delicious with a nice little kick but not too spicy. Served w/grilled asparagus and yams.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (21)

yoohoopug

Rating: 5 stars

03/13/2011

We LOVED the flavor and moistness of this chicken!! I would love to try to make a sauce out of the onion and jalapeno next time. Will definitely make again soon.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (22)

jenniferkatie

Rating: 5 stars

02/06/2011

These were great! I doubled the recipe for my family of 5 and threw the bowl of chicken into a large griddle and let them cook! I love the glaze this makes!! YUMMY! Served with boxed side of mashed sweet potatoes and it was wonderful! Kids loved it too!! Not to spicy but a very unique flavor blend :) Will be adding to my book of Cooking Light keeper recipes :)

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (23)

Lynn75

Rating: 5 stars

11/02/2010

This recipe has become a staple recipe in my kitchen over the past couple of years. I always double the seasoning/marinade and let chicken marinate in the fridge overnight if possible, (though definitely not necessary!) and it ALWAYS, ALWAYS gets rave reviews from guests.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (24)

deanderson2000
(Video) Slow Cooker Jamaican Spiced Chicken

Rating: 5 stars

10/24/2010

Super easy, and my husband and son both gave it a thumbs up -- I don't get many of those from them. We cooked the thighs on the grill instead of using the grill pan, and I served the chicken with roasted sweet potato wedges and a green salad.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (25)

nancylikeswine

Rating: 5 stars

10/13/2010

This is delicious. My husband doesn't usually comment on recipes cause he says they can't all be great. However, he thought this was great. Very easy to make but I don't know if I would serve chicken thighs to company.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (26)

flambe99

Rating: 1 stars

09/06/2010

I didn't enjoy this recipe - a first from this website. I'm not sure what it was about it - maybe the thighs (I usually eat breasts) or the spice combo (even though I enjoy most spices). I'm deleting this out of my cookbook and won't be making it again.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (27)

taylesworth

Rating: 4 stars

08/21/2010

I didn't pay close enough attention to the ingredients when making my shopping list and bought whole chicken thighs with bone and skin. Once I realized my mistake I decided to make the recipe as listed but cook it longer. Ended up taking 9 minutes per side but turned out great! Very easy to make and quite tasty. I'll definitely be making it again and would happily serve it to company.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (28)

adri84

Rating: 5 stars

05/17/2010

very good! I threw in some sliced red peppers and it was wonderful! I cooked it on the stove and the chicken was very moist. would definitely make again.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (29)

Melmay

Rating: 5 stars

01/31/2010

I've made this recipe many times and it's great! I double the marinade and use regular vinegar instead of the cider vinegar. I generally don't like my meat too sweet so I use a little less sugar than the recipe calls for. I toss the the marinade and thighs into a plastic bag to marinade for a few hours before I saute or grill. It's a great recipe and I get many compliments!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (30)

Susan9650

Rating: 5 stars

01/21/2010

Taste was sensational, but it took MUCH longer to saute than the recipe suggests...maybe my thighs are thicker than those used by the test kitchen (?). Next time, I will let the chicken pieces marinate in the sauce mixture and will try baking the chicken. Served with asparagus spears and an orange, banana, coconut & pom salad to follow with the "Jamaican" theme; very good.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (31)

Scottie0695

Rating: 5 stars

01/16/2010

I just made this and thought it was outstanding. I followed the recipe exactly except I substituted rice vinegar for cider vinegar. I grilled the chicken outside and it came out delicious. I think the trick is making sure you don't overcook it, just four minutes on each side and it was tender and juicy. Definitely will make again!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (32)

Patten

Rating: 3 stars

11/14/2009

i think i overcooked the chicken and should have marinated it longer. it wasn't bad, but we won't have it again.

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Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (33)

kudzuqueen

Rating: 5 stars

11/02/2009

This chicken far exceeded my expectations! As someone else mentioned, grilled chicken dishes tend to all taste the same, but this dish has such unique flavor and is quick and easy. I couldn't find boneless, skinless thighs so I used bone-in and cut off the skin. Cooked them on our Big Green Egg for probably 20 min total at 350-400 degrees. What a wonderful change from grilled chicken breasts!

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (34)

laebrown

Rating: 4 stars

07/01/2009

Really great, totally different from your average chicken dinner. I used white onion instead of red and chicken breasts instead of thighs, but this came out beautifully and was extremely easy considering I had all the ingredients on hand. Served with canned corn and Rice a Roni Chicken & Garlic (yum!), with some raw veggies. Had a nice kick to it but didn't overpower the flavor of the dish. Pour the liquid into the pan and cover while sauteeing to get a very moist piece of meat.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (35)

cmgreen

Rating: 4 stars

06/28/2009

This is my "go to" recipe when having guests and I want something easy and delicious. I always get rave reviews. I do add more vinegar and soy sauce, about double the amount. Love it.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (36)

Tina08

Rating: 5 stars

06/14/2009

Made this tonight and cooked it out on the grill. I only marinated it for 30 min but 2 hours would be better as it wasn't spicy at all. I added a little oil because I was grilling. Great recipe and I served it with mashed sweet potatoes and fresh green beans.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (37)

EllenDeller

Rating: 5 stars

05/13/2009

Cut sugar to 1/2 TB, used more jalapeno, and marinated chicken for about 20 minutes. Cooked on the stove in a cast iron skillet. Wonderful flavor, easy to do. Served with mashed sweet potatoes, as suggested, and steamed chard. Really good. Don't skip the allspice--it's crucial.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (38)

LizlaV

Rating: 3 stars

01/14/2009

this is a good recipe, easy and healthy. used a whole jalapeno so it had more kick to it, which I prefer. used about a teaspoon of sugar to make it more spicy, less sweet.

Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs Recipe (39)

lksmithnj

Rating: 5 stars

11/09/2008

Just now realized that I forgot the vinegar...and we didn't miss it a bit. This is a great recipe for a fast dinner. Highly recommended by everyone in the family. East, quick, and very flavorful. I served it with CL mashed potato cakes and CL asparagus with goat cheese, pepper and bacon dressing. Very yummy dinner!

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FAQs

How do you Season chicken like Jamaicans? ›

Place chicken in a large bowl. Then seasoned with salt followed by all the other marinate ingredients- salt, chicken bouillon, garlic, ginger, paprika, white pepper, curry powder, hot sauce and thyme. Mix chicken with a spoon or with hands until they are well coated, cover tightly and set aside in the fridge.

What is Jamaican chicken made of? ›

Jerk refers to a style of cooking in which the main ingredient—which most often is chicken but may also be beef, pork, goat, boar, seafood, or vegetables—is coated in spices and slow-cooked over a fire or grill traditionally composed of green pimento wood positioned over burning coals; the resulting smoke is key to the ...

What is Jamaica Jerk Chicken? ›

What is jerk chicken in Jamaica? Common throughout the Caribbean, jerk chicken often refers to a spicy grilled chicken dish. Our recipe can be used for grilling or baking.

How do you make spicy roast chicken? ›

Put chicken into a small baking pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, paprika and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle over chicken. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

What seasonings do Jamaicans use? ›

Jamaican Spices
  • bayleaf.
  • cassia.
  • cinnamon (gif)
  • clove.
  • escallion.
  • garlic.
  • ginger.
  • nutmeg (mace)

What is Jamaican seasoning made of? ›

Ingredients In Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Spices – Cumin, nutmeg, allspice, smoked paprika, cinnamon. Heat – Red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. Sugar – Just some brown sugar for a well rounded depth of flavor. Seasoning – Salt and pepper.

What is the most popular chicken in Jamaica? ›

Jerk chicken is the most well-known Jamaican dish to have been exported from the island. The Jamaican Maroons developed a blend of herbs, spices, hot peppers, and pimento leaves which they used when cooking the animals that they captured.

What is the most popular meat in Jamaica? ›

Curry goat/mutton/chicken

Curried meats are popular in Jamaica, particularly goat, mutton, and chicken.

What is the most popular Jamaican dish? ›

1. Jerk chicken is the most popular Jamaican dish known worldwide for its authentic Jamaican jerk flavor. Using spices such as the pimento, scotch bonnet pepper, scallion, onions and thyme. There are some with their secret ingredients, but those are the basic ingredients.

Is Jamaican Jerk the same as Cajun? ›

While both jerk and creole seasonings are savory in flavor, they are not the same thing. Jerk seasoning is associated with Caribbean cooking and comes from Jamaica. Jerk spice blend is much hotter and more assertive in flavor. It relies on pungent spices not found in creole seasoning such as allspice and chilies.

What is Jamaican jerk sauce made of? ›

Jerk marinade or sauce are used to season the meats and consist of allspice, onions, garlic, Scotch bonnet peppers, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and thyme. These spices are also commonly used as a dry rub known as Jamaican jerk seasoning.

How do you properly Season chicken? ›

How to Season Chicken
  1. Pat your chicken dry with a paper towel.
  2. Then, sprinkle seasoning on all sides of your chicken and lightly rub it into the meat.
  3. Let sit for around 15 minutes for optimal flavor.
21 Oct 2021

How do you prepare chicken for seasoning? ›

Seasoning Chicken

Before salting and cooking, you want to pat dry the chicken pieces with a paper towel. The salt, herbs, and spice granules will stay better in place on a slightly damp surface (after pat drying) than on a wet (slimy) one. Another important note: be generous with the salt!

How do I make chicken seasoning? ›

To get seasoning to stick to chicken, first pat the chicken dry using a paper towel. Next, coat the chicken in a light layer of extra virgin olive oil. Use your hands to generously coat the chicken in the dry rub seasoning. Finally, cook the chicken, making sure to turn it as little as possible.

What is one of Jamaica's most popular spices called? ›

Pimento (Allspice)

Trees grow widely throughout the island and Jamaica supplies majority of the world pimento (allspice).

What is Jamaicans national dish? ›

Ackee and salt fish—sautéed lightly together, with peppers, onions, and spices—is Jamaica's national dish. It's usually referred to as a breakfast food, but it'll honestly work anytime of day. Some folks eat ackee and codfish alongside rice and peas, or with boiled green bananas, or just on plain white rice.

Is Jamaican all spice the same as all spice? ›

Allspice, also known as Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, or pimento, is the dried unripe berry of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world.

What makes Jamaican food different? ›

What Makes Jamaican Food Unique? A culinary melting pot that reflects the cultures that have influenced the island over the centuries, Jamaica's local cuisine focuses on fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood that are all typically grown and sourced by the regional farmers.

What does Jamaican spice taste like? ›

What does Jamaican seasoning taste like? The classic Jamaican jerk seasoning contains allspice, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and cumin. The result is always an earthy, sweet, and spicy blend of exotic flavors.

What is Jamaica powder? ›

Authentic Jamaican curry powder is different from Indian curry powder, using different local ingredients to create a spice blend unlike any other. This recipe is a flavorful blend of lightly toasted seeds, warming seasonings and chili powder that you can use to flavor many different dishes. It is hugely versatile.

Is Jamaican chicken healthy? ›

Is Jerk Chicken healthy? Yes, this spice-rich dish is loaded with nutrients and vitamins from the natural and whole ingredients used in its marinade.

Why is Jamaican chicken pink? ›

You might see a little bit of a pink color in the meat. Don't panic, the pink color is a result of smoking the meat. It does not mean it is under cooked.

Why is Jamaican food so similar to Indian? ›

With Only 2.7 million Indian populations, Jamaica has been influenced by the Indian flavors, to give out its amalgamated touch to the food. Jamaicans serve curry goat, with roti and Callaloo on festive occasions. They cook the curry with an Indian spice blend and scotch bonnet pepper with coconut milk.

What do Jamaicans say a lot? ›

These are the top Jamaican sayings and phrases to use when you visit Jamaica:
  • 'Weh Yuh Ah Seh' The literal translation of this Jamaican saying is, “What are you saying?”. ...
  • 'Boonoonoonoos' ...
  • 'Small Up Yuhself' ...
  • 'Wah Gwaan' ...
  • 'Irie' ...
  • 'Mi Deh Yah, Yuh Know' ...
  • 'Weh Yuh Deh Pon' ...
  • 'Ya Mon'
27 Mar 2018

Why do Jamaicans wash meat? ›

In some cultures around the world, such as those in the Caribbean — where I live — washing meat is a common practice that's considered an indicator of cleanliness in the kitchen. Acidic agents like lemon juice or white vinegar are typically included in the process.

What is Jamaica's number one snack? ›

You can't visit Jamaica and not try one of its famous snacks, the Jamaican patty. This hearty pocket of goodness is basically a flaky pastry similar to an empanada. It is traditionally filled with ground beef and spices baked until they're golden brown.

What is Jamaicans national fruit? ›

Ackee (Blighia Sapida) is the national fruit of Jamaica as well as a component of the national dish – ackee and codfish. Although the ackee is not indigenous to Jamaica, it has remarkable historic associations. Originally, it was imported to the island from West Africa, probably on a slave ship.

What Jamaican food is healthy? ›

Jamaican food is already quite healthy.

Common dishes include chicken, fish, legumes (peas, kidney beans), vegetables and greens like callaloo or vitamin rich sweet potatoes.

What is the difference between jerk and Cajun seasoning? ›

Cajun seasoning is mainly herbs and hot pepper. Jerk seasoning enjoys spices such as allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg that you won't find in Cajun mixes.

Is jerk marinade the same as jerk sauce? ›

A: The Jerk seasoning is meant to be rubbed into the meat and left in the fridge overnight before grilling. The Jerk marinade is a "wetter" and "quicker use" version of the seasoning - by that I mean you can marinade your meat in just 1/2 hr if you are short on time with the Jerk marinade. Helpful?

What is the main ingredient in jerk? ›

Jerk seasoning principally consists of allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. Other ingredients may include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, and salt.

What spice can I use instead of Cajun seasoning? ›

Chili powder + dried thyme + cayenne pepper

If you really don't have many ingredients in your pantry, you can pull together a basic substitute for Cajun seasoning using 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Can Old Bay Seasoning be substituted for Cajun seasoning? ›

Can I use Old Bay seasoning instead of Cajun seasoning? You can definitely use Old Bay seasoning instead of Cajun seasoning. It might be a little more salt forward so adding a touch of cayenne pepper to make up for the heat could be a good option.

How long can I marinate jerk chicken? ›

How long should I marinate jerk chicken? We recommend marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes, and up to 24 hours. Marinating not only imparts amazing flavor but also helps to tenderize the meat. Longer isn't necessarily better, but ideally, several hours will allow the flavors to really sink in.

What is the best way to cook chicken thighs? ›

Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange skin-side down. Broil for 5 minutes. Flip and broil, until skin is crispy and golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 165 degrees, 8 to 10 minutes.

Which spices go well with chicken? ›

Think of these 20 herbs and spices as your paint, and chicken as your canvas.
  • Salt.
  • Black Pepper.
  • Basil.
  • Chili Powder.
  • Ginger.
  • Garlic.
  • Cumin.
  • Cinnamon.
30 May 2022

What is the best herb to season chicken? ›

Fortunately, there are a number that go well with chicken, including the following.
  • Cilantro. Sometimes known as coriander or Chinese parsley, this herb is a favorite in Mexican dishes. ...
  • Rosemary. ...
  • Sage. ...
  • Oregano. ...
  • Thyme. ...
  • Marjoram. ...
  • Tarragon. ...
  • Garlic.
22 Aug 2017

What can I add to my chicken to give it flavor? ›

Seasoning

Use bold seasonings like freshly grated lemon peel, minced hot peppers, fresh herbs, and infused vinegars to add flavor to chicken dishes without adding fat.

How do I give chicken the best flavor? ›

Whether brined, rubbed with spices, basted or marinated, there are endless ways to add more flavour to your chicken.
  1. Make a marinade. ...
  2. Wrap in bacon. ...
  3. Make a pot roast. ...
  4. Citrus-scented. ...
  5. Use a brine. ...
  6. Rub with spices. ...
  7. Fire up the barbecue. ...
  8. Serve with gravy.

Do you add spices before or after cooking chicken? ›

To obtain the most flavor from your chicken, try seasoning before cooking. Eat This Not That says seasoning beforehand allows the spices to penetrate the poultry's meat, yielding lots of flavors while spices coat only the outside of the chicken when seasoned after being cooked, leaving the inside bland and flavorless.

How do you season chicken like Jamaicans? ›

Place chicken in a large bowl. Then seasoned with salt followed by all the other marinate ingredients- salt, chicken bouillon, garlic, ginger, paprika, white pepper, curry powder, hot sauce and thyme. Mix chicken with a spoon or with hands until they are well coated, cover tightly and set aside in the fridge.

What are the 4 basic types of seasoning ingredients? ›

There are four basic types of seasoning ingredients: • Salt • Pepper ⚫ Sugar and light-flavored sweeteners • Acids When you season a food, you add just enough of one or more of these ingredients to change the food's basic taste, but not enough to add a whole new taste.

What is Caribbean seasoning made of? ›

Caribbean jerk seasoning is a rich and spicy combination of herbs and spices that originated in the Caribbean. The mixture of spices can vary but the fundamental ingredients are allspice, nutmeg, onion garlic, cinnamon, thyme, hot pepper.

What gives jerk chicken its flavor? ›

Jerk chicken gets its distinguishable flavor from spices that are native to the island of Jamaica. Spices like the scotch bonnet pepper give jerk chicken its spicy kick. Other spices that are incorporated into a jerk recipe are allspice, ginger, garlic and thyme.

What is the most popular spice in the Caribbean? ›

What are the most popular spices used in the Caribbean?
  • Popular pantry spices in most Caribbean kitchens are allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. ...
  • Allspice - A dried berry from a Pimenta tree with flavor notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, and cloves.
18 Jun 2022

Is Jamaican Jerk the same as Caribbean jerk? ›

While both jerk and creole seasonings are savory in flavor, they are not the same thing. Jerk seasoning is associated with Caribbean cooking and comes from Jamaica. Jerk spice blend is much hotter and more assertive in flavor. It relies on pungent spices not found in creole seasoning such as allspice and chilies.

What is the healthiest way to season chicken? ›

You can easily make your own healthy chicken seasoning by adding your favorite spices. The lemony flavor of Old Bay seasoning and thyme would brighten the spice nicely, while smoked paprika and fresh ground black pepper would create a more robust spice. Play around with it and find your favorite concoction!

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