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Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

A cousin of one of the club members created this recipe after sampling jerk-flavored foods in Haiti and Jamaica.

Southern Living MAY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Chill: 8 Hours
  • Stand: 30 Minutes
  • Grill: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 (2 1/2- to 3-lb.) cut-up whole chickens
  • 1 fresh lime, cut in half
  • 1 (11-oz.) jar Jamaican jerk seasoning*
  • Garnish: lime slices


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients. Arrange chicken pieces, skin sides down, in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with seasoned salt mixture. Squeeze juice from lime over chicken. Spread jerk seasoning on both sides of chicken. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 8 to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

2. Light one side of grill, heating to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat; leave other side unlit. Arrange chicken over unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°. Garnish, if desired.

*1 (8-oz.) bottle liquid Jamaican jerk marinade may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.


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