Jerk Chicken

Despite the name, these sandwiches are savory, spicy, fragrant, and all made from scratch. The video shows you how to make the jerk sauce from scratch to then marinade your chicken and throw it on the grill. This recipe is really that quick and easy. BONUS! I've also included easy rice, coleslaw, and bean recipes for side dishes. Enjoy this flavorful jerk chicken as meal prep or dinner for the whole family.

If you make your beans from scratch, you will need a pressure cooker.


1 white onion roughly chopped

3 green onions roughly chopped

2 habaneros (or 1 jalapeno for mild)

2 cloves of garlic

1 Tablespoon of 5 spice powder

1 Tablespoon of ground all spice

1 Tablespoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup of liquid aminos

1 Tablespoon olive oil 

1 ounce of fresh ginger

1/3 cup lime juice

1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

4 pounds of organic chicken leg quarters (or your favorite part of the chicken)


2 cups of jasmine rice

1 can full fat coconut milk

1.5 cups of vegetable broth

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 small chopped onion

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of fresh Thyme

1 teaspoon of ground black pepper


Use canned or dry beans (I cooked my beans)

1 cup dry kidney or pigeon beans

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon of cumin

2 -3 cups of broth


1/4 cup avocado oil or olive oil mayonnaise (I use homemade mayo or this brand called Primal Kitchen )

1 lime (juiced)

2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 Tablespoon of raw honey

1 chopped green onions

2 cups chopped cabbage


Step 1: Place your chicken in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add all of your jerk ingredients (white onion, green onion, habaneros, garlic, 5 spice powder, all spice, black pepper, thyme, nutmeg, salt, soy sauce, olive oil, ginger, lime juice, brown sugar) into the food processor and pulse until all of the ingredients are combined.

Step 3: Add your mixed jerk spices into the bowl with the chicken and mix until the chicken is coated.

Step 4: Cover mixing bowl with saran wrap and store in the fridge for at least 3 hours (best done over night).

Step 5: Preheat your oven on 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 6: Get a baking pan and cover with parchment paper. Place chicken on the covered baking pan spreading them about 1.5 inches apart. Cover with foil.

Step 7: Bake in oven for about 45 to 50 minutes removing the foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking (Alternatively you can use a gas grill at 400 degrees and cook for approximately 30 minutes turning chicken occasionally). Note: Cooked chicken should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 8: For your rice add all of your ingredients to a rice or pressure cooker, mix and cook using your rice setting.

Step 9: Use one can of cooked kidney beans or pigeon beans or you can cook your own dry beans.

Step 10: If cooking your own dry beans add your dry beans, salt, broth, and cumin to a pressure cooker.

Step 11: Pressure cook for approximately 35 minutes.

Step 12: Once your pressure cooker is done cooking the beans, stir them up and set aside.

Step 13: To a large mixing bowl add your mayo, lime, and honey. Whisk together.

Step 14: Add your cabbage, cilantro, and green onions then mix together with a spoon.

Step 15: Plate your ingredients and enjoy.

Servings: Approximately 16 (chicken only)

Calories 217

Fat 14 grams

Carbohydrates 4 grams

Fiber .6 grams

Sugar 2 grams

Protein 20 Grams