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Barbecued jerk chicken

Prep Time:

1 hour plus overnight marinade

Cook Time:

45 mins





About the Recipe


· 1 whole chicken or equivalent pieces

· 1 tbsp allspice berries

· 1 tbsp black peppercorns

· 1/2 tsp cinnamon

· 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

· 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

· 4 spring onions, chopped

· 2 hot chillies, finely chopped (use rubber gloves to chop them!)

· 1 tbsp coconut sugar

· 1/2 tsp salt

· 2 tbsp soy sauce

· juice of one lime


Step 1

Grind the allspice and peppercorns and combine with the onions, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg and chillies. Mix and loosen with a splash of olive oil. Pour into a wide bowl and stir in the soy sauce, sugar, salt and the lime juice.

Step 2

Add the chicken pieces one by one, massaging the mixture into the chicken as you go (don’t forget to rub under the skin, too).

Step 3

Marinate for as long as you can but preferably overnight

Step 4

Heat the oven to 180˚C. Place the chicken pieces in a warmed roasting dish and cover with foil.

Step 5

Cook in the oven for 45 mins, then rest the meat until you’re ready to barbecue.

Step 6

Finish the chicken pieces on the barbecue, grilling for a minute or two on each side.

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