Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
6 servings (serving size: about 4 ounces)

"This version of jerk chicken was taught to me by our cook in Jamaica, where we vacationed annually. It starts out with bottled jerk sauce, which simplifies matters. -Marion Winik

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1/4 cup jerk sauce and next 5 ingredients (1/4 cup jerk sauce through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.

Step 2

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Combine 1/4 cup jerk sauce, beer, ketchup, and hot sauce.

Step 4

Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 20 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with beer mixture. Garnish chicken with green onions, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

mllachcik's Review

May 20, 2014
Really? Wow, this is a tough crowd. Haven't tried it yet but it sounds delicious & as for using bottled jerk seasoning, in my opinion, anything to make it easier...

brenro's Review

July 02, 2013
Real jerk seasoning is not hard to make. It doesn't contain water, corn starch, sugar, potassium sorbate, or artificial coloring.

WanPin's Review

September 10, 2012

bhaggen's Review

July 16, 2012
Gee thanks.....If I wanted to use processed bottled sauce I wouldn't be looking for a recipe now would I!...DUH

pdiana's Review

June 10, 2012
Came out excellent,not as spicy as I thought or from what other reviews. This is a keeper

mandofan's Review

September 13, 2011
ThIn general, I frown on recipes suggesting store-bought, bottled marinades, so I was surprised at how well this turned out. I used the Grace brand jerk seasoning. I went with the hot seasoning product rather than the marinade, though it would interesting to see if there is a difference in final flavor. My biggest observation is that this is very hot and spicy. Honestly, I like a hot dish, but I thought that this recipe resulted in something that was too hot, meaning the burn really overshadowed the other flavors. Next time, I might go with the medium seasoning. I also had some grilling tips on this one but there is a character cut-off that this site imposes on reviews, so I suppose that will have to be left unsaid. Sometimes myrecipes can be a real bitch of a site :(

Dougboy's Review

July 12, 2010
This recipe is really good. I used a heavy hand with the spice and it came off great. My only issue is that the chicken took much longer to cook than in the recipe.

dburge's Review

July 04, 2009
This is an excellent recipe and will become our family favorite. It's great to do all the prep work the night before then spend a fast 20 minutes cooking a great meal on a week night. I served cob corn and coleslaw with sweet hawaiian rolls.