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Jerk Chicken Facts

Is Jamaican jerk chicken spicy?

It is spicy, but only to the point where it infuses your mouth and tastebuds with flavours if it is cooked correctly.

If it is cooked in a way where it burns your mouth, it’s not been seasoned or cooked correctly.

Instead, the spiciness of the jerk marinade should trigger an emotional experiences as you are discovering the different flavours that you are eating with the chicken.

Additionally, jerk chicken is usually served with other sides like rice, yam, sweet potato, and dumplings which reduce the spiciness by combining the flavours with the side dish that you are eating.

If you do find that the jerk chicken that you are eating is too spicy, add water to it or reduce the amount of jerk that you add to the mix before cooking it.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Is Jamaican jerk chicken supposed to be dry?

No. If it is dry, it hasn’t been cooked correctly.

Jamaican jerk chicken is supposed to be flavoursome and full of juices that’s so succulent it melts in your mouth.

If it is cooked very well, the meat should fall off the bone.

How do you avoid having the jerk chicken meat go dry?

Slow cook the meat.

Cook with good quality meat.

Turn the meat regularly if cooking it on a barbecue.

Wrap the meat if cooking it in the oven.

Cook with a lid if simmering in a pan.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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What does jerk chicken taste like?

The first thing that should come to mind when you are eating jerk chicken is flavour.

The different flavours should be swirling around your mouth and your taste buds. Depending on how the jerk chicken is cooked, you should taste the following flavours.

  • Saltiness
  • Hint of sweetness
  • Peppers and spice
  • A hot sensation (not a taste, but a tasting experience)
  • A mixture of vegetable flavours
  • Chicken flavour (from the actual chicken)

If you have barbecued jerk chicken, you should have the smoky flavour as well.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Diet

Can you eat jerk chicken on a keto diet?

Yes you can. Chicken is encouraged on a keto diet since the protein intake will form a large percentage of your macronutrients.

The thing you do need to be aware of though is the contents within the jerk chicken marinade or seasoning. Typically, there will be sugar, which will add to your carbohydrate intake.

However, you can simply add a small serving (1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon) to a large mix (1-2kg) of chicken to make the jerk chicken mix.

This should allow you to keep your carbohydrate intake low so your body will remain in ketosis.

It’s likely that you will consume 100-200g of jerk chicken in your meal, which should keep your body in ketosis.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Is jerk chicken high in cholesterol.

According to the data from Nutrition Data on Self.com, Jerk chicken is known to have high cholesterol.

100g of chicken is estimated to have 88mg of cholesterol.

It’s common to consume 100-250g of jerk chicken in a single meal.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Is Jerk Chicken Unhealthy?

Jerk chicken is one of the healthier options if consumed in a balanced diet that consists of fibrous and complex carbohydrates.

The chicken itself is a lean meat and is one of the healthiest options, especially if you opt for chicken breast.

For the jerk seasoning or marinade, it is still a healthy option since you are likely to use 5-20g in a serving when you decide to cook your jerk chicken.

Consuming burnt jerk chicken can be unhealthy.

You want to make sure that the jerk chicken is cooked well. This means the meat is cooked thoroughly inside the chicken and that the exterior with the jerk sauce isn’t burned with charcoal.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Stewed jerk chicken breast

One of the recipes I liked to cook quickly that was healthy and great if you want to get lean is stewed jerk chicken breast that is flavoured with curry.

The chicken breast recipe is great for shredding fat. And you can easily eat it as a snack or in a meal with vegetables and rice.

You will need:

  • Jerk marinade
  • Curry
  • Salt
  • Chicken Breast

Optional

  • Onions
  • Capsicum
  • Tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breast into small diced pieces.
  2. Place into a bowl
  3. Add the curry and salt to taste.
  4. Add Olive Oil into the frying pan and get the oil onto a medium heat.
  5. Put in the chicken and cook until it gets to a golden brown colour.
  6. Chop the onions, tomatoes, and capsicum into small pieces.
  7. Once the chicken is brown, add in the vegetables and mix.
  8. Add in water to start stewing the chicken.
  9. Add in 1 teaspoon of jerk marinade.
  10. Stew for 10-15 minutes on a low heat.
  11. Once the water level is almost at the base level of the pan, remove from the stove.
  12. Taste one of the pieces to ensure that the flavour is infused inside the chicken breast.
  13. Serve.
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Jerk Chicken Recipes

Jamie oliver jerk chicken

I’m glad that Jamie Oliver teamed up with Levi Roots to demonstrate a quick Jerk Chicken recipe that you can do at home on your grill.

The recipe is good and quick if you want to opt for a quick cooking option.

Just make sure to add enough salt to the mix to give it enough flavour. And marinate the chicken for as long as possible to ensure that the flavours get infused in the chicken.

Try it and let us know how you went in the comments?

If you can, share your pictures 🙂

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Jerk Chicken Marinade Review

Best jerk chicken marinade

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Jerk chicken when cooked with the right marinade is amazing. The smell and the aroma draws you in and the juices with the different flavours melt in your mouth.

Just thinking about it gives me pleasure.

There are a few options for Jerk Marinade on the market. However, I recommend having the following.

Dunn’s River Jerk Marinade

Dunn's River Jerk Marinade
Dunn’s River Jerk chicken marinade

In my opinion, this one is the best. Second to none compared to the ones that I’ve trialled over the years.

The flavour when applied in the right amount infuses the chicken. It is spicy, so you will need to expect a kick from what you are eating.

It’s good to cook the chicken by itself. But when you combine it with vegetables in the oven so it stews (Especially if you add capsicum, onions, and tomatoes), the final result is LUSH.

You won’t regret it.

I usually always kept 2 bottles in my cupboard at a time because I loved it so much. And my work colleagues at the time loved the smell.

Click here to order yours on Amazon.

Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

This one is nice, but whenever I’ve used it it just seems to have a little something missing. I think there is less salt in this one, so it isn’t as tasty.

You will still get the jerk chicken kick with the spice and peppers.

This one would always be my second choice. I would have to boost the flavour by adding more salt to the mix.

Click here to order yours on Amazon.

The Shizzle VooDoo Hot Jerk Seasoning Marinade

The Shizzle VooDoo Hot Jerk Seasoning Marinade

If you would like to try a jerk sauce that has a stronger emphasis on the pepper and spice, then you can opt for the jerk seasoning marinade from The Shizzle, with their Voodoo hot jerk seasoning marinade.

Click here to order yours on Amazon.

Blue Mountain Country Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.

Blue Mountain Country Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.
Blue Mountain Country Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.

This one is a small brand, which is up and coming. Comes in a sturdy bottle and also has a flavoursome taste.

Click here to buy yours on Amazon.

Grace Jerk Marinade

Grace Jerk Marinade
Grace Jerk Marinade

Grace have been one of the highest profile spice and marinade producers in Jamaica and generally provide high-quality seasonings for meats and vegetables.

The taste is a hit and miss for people. Most likely, if you want a saltier taste, but the spice is lukewarm, then this is probably the ideal option for you.

Click here to buy yours on Amazon.

Do you want the perfect jerk chicken experience?

Below are some essential items that you should use to cook the perfect jerk chicken.

Smoker ovens

Get the smokey flavour in your jerk chicken.

Jerk chicken recipe books

Learn from others that have perfected the jerk chicken cooking technique.

Bbq turning tongs

Make sure your food is well cooked by turning the meat properly with turning tongs.

BBQ gloves

Keep save with BBQ gloves, which will allow you to cook the meat properly.

BBQ Woods and Charcoal.

Vary the smokey flavour by using different BBQ woods and charcoal.

Meat thermometer

Check the temperature of your meats while cooking.

BBQ sets

Get a complete BBQ set so that you are prepared to BBQ the best jerk chicken.

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Try not to make your mouth water – Jerk chicken challenge

Try not to make your mouth water challenge.

Can you look at these photos of tasty, delicious Jerk Chicken and stop yourself from having your mouth water?

Let us know if you succeeded in the comments below.

Jerk chicken cooking on the grill.

Image credit: Sandals, Brent Hofacker