Treat yourself to the wonderful flavours of Jamacia with this easy Jamacian Jerk Chicken recipe. 

Great served with coconut rice or a fresh mango salsa.

Cooking Style: Char grilling

Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes


2 chicken marylands

1/4 cup lime juice

Dry rub:

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

1 tablespoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne (mild). Increase for more heat.

1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Combine all dry rub ingredients and mix until well combined.
  2. Take a sharp knife and make a few shallow slices into the chicken to allow the rub to penetrate the meat more.
  3. Coat chicken all over with lime juice then coat evenly with the dry rub (shake the chicken and dry rub in a plastic ziplock bag is an easy way to get a good even coating).
  4. With your Ozpig belly full of hot coals and the char grill oiled up place the chicken on the grill plate (you'll want a medium heat). Allow to cook flipping occasionally until cooked through 20-30 minutes (time will vary depending on how hot your fire is). Place a wok upside down over the chicken to trap heat in and help the chicken to cook evenly.