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Jerk Style Roast Chicken

Raise your hand if you love jerk anything ✋.  You did?  Then you've got a friend in me.  Jerk spice my dear readers is DA BOMB!!!!  Guys this roast chicken right here in all its succulent deliciousness is the best roast chicken ever,  AHEM, so says the cook.  Any food that will shut my sister and the boys up for a few minutes is worth it hahaha. 

Normally when I cook jerk chicken I blend all the ingredients into a wet rub and season overnight however just the other day, I was watching a cooking show when someone said you have to do both dry and wet rubs so I gave it a try and O MA GAWWWD, the end result was yummo!   

Have I succeeded in making you hungry already? Then scroll down for the recipe and go give it a go, it's that easy. 
I used: 2 medium sized chicken washed with vinegar and patted dry.  For the dry rub: 1 tsp each of all spice, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme and salt + 2 tsps sugar.  For the wet rub: 5 spring onions, chopped, fresh ginger, 6 cloves of garlic, 2 habanero chili, 4 tbs soy sauce, juice and rind of 1 large lemon and 4 tbs olive oil
 Mix together all the ingredient for the dry rub and rub all over chicken
 Blend all the ingredients for the wet rub and also rub all over chicken 
 The oil wasn't enough so I drizzled about 2 more tbs over the chicken, covered with cling wrap and put it in the fridge to marinate overnight.
It will look like this the next day.  Preheat oven to 160C (I used the fanforced grill setting on my oven) and roast for about an hour and 30 minutes, basting twice after the first 30 miniutes.  
 Garnish with lemon and coriander.  Enjoy.  


  1. My husband loves Jerk chicken. I like the way you blend your seasoning. We do it the same way here. This chicken looks good.

  2. that looks so good! I will have to try it this weekend!


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