Easy Oven Baked Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is the ultimate comfort food and the BEST representative of Caribbean cuisine. Each country and household has their own different variation of jerk chicken with blends of fully flavoured spices and herbs. This is a very easy oven baked jerk chicken recipe. Below I share my unique seasoning marinade to create heavenly chicken, especially when paired with rice dishes such as my fried rice or raisin rice. Surprisingly simple and incredibly delicious, this one is definitely a must try!

Helpful Tips:

  1. The marinade is highly seasoned so no need to add extra salt to the chicken.
  2. Brush olive oil over the chicken to keep it moist whilst cooking.
  3. Turn the chicken during cooking to evenly colour both sides. To achieve the ‘grill-like’ effect bake the chicken slightly longer than usual.

Cook time: 30-40 mins 
Serving: 3 people

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 3 chicken thighs
  • 5 tbsp Walkerswood jerk seasoning in jar (spicy/mild)
  • 5 tbsp Caribbean Spices Jerk seasoning powder
  • 5 tbsp Green seasoning mixture (blend scallions, ginger, thyme, garlic, celery, onions, parsley)
  • 1/4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

 

Directions:

  1. Into a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients except the chicken. Stir to combine well then add the chicken and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Once marinated, preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place the chicken on a baking pan then transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Then flip the chicken to evenly cook the other side, cook for a further 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. The chicken should be well browned and the juices run clear, then serve alongside fried rice or raisin rice.
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4 Comments

  1. September 6, 2022 / 10:02 am

    Sounds delicious ! Will have a go at this very soon

    • Tiffany FoodieNotaChef
      October 4, 2022 / 2:42 am

      Do hope you enjoy this recipe Belinda!

  2. The Pontificator
    October 31, 2022 / 1:02 am

    In the past I’ve something of a purist when it comes to making jerk chicken in that I make my own jerk marinade but I am not opposed to using store-bought sauces. Walkerswood (or Grace) is pretty easy to find. Dry jerk seasoning and green seasoning not so much. The only Caribbean market in my AO went out of business years ago. Perhaps Publix or an online source.

    Recipe saved and archived. Will definitely give this a try when I score the dry rub and green seasoning.

  3. Curious
    January 24, 2023 / 11:03 pm

    Belinda:
    I just reviewed your jerk chicken recipe. I noticed that you stated 5 tbsp each of jerk seasoning in the jar as well as dry seasoning. Is that correct 5 tablespoons??? That is a lot for that amount of chicken! Did you mean teaspoons instead?

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