Jamaican Jerk Chicken

This is cooked in a non-traditional way (it's easier) but retains the essential flavours. Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meats are dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.


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1 chicken breast 1 tbspn oil (2)
1 tbspn Jamaican Jerk spice mix (1) 2 tspn Jamaican jerk spice mix (2)
1 tbspn oil (1) 50 gm onion (prepared weight)
1 tbspn wine vinegar 1 tspn ginger
  1 tspn red chilli
  1 tbspn dark soy sauce



  1. Heat the oil (2) in a wok or heavy pan and cook the Jamaican jerk spice mix (2), stirring, for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring regularly, for 2 min, adding a little water as needed to prevent burning.
  3. Add the ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 min.
  4. Add the chicken with it's marinade and cook, stirring regularly, for 5 min until the chicken is fully cooked, adding a little water to assist the cooking and to prevent burning. Check that the chicken is fully cooked by cutting a piece of chicken in half and ensuring it is white throughout.
  5. Add the chilli and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 min, adding a little water if needed to prevent burning.
  6. Reduce the heat and stir in the soy sauce.


  1. Serve with rice and peas.

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Main Ingredients
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The finished meal