Jerk Chicken Bake

November 01, 2019 S Malik 6 Comments

baked Jerk Chicken on a baking tray

Jerk Chicken Bake is an easy to make chicken dish. Here I have baked it, thus saving time to do other stuff. It is ideal for a weeknight dinner, for when you are in a rush. In this recipe I have used green chilies instead of scotch bonnet, as that is the only chili I had at hand. I have omitted vinegar to substitute with lemon juice.

The dish originates from Jamaica. It is a blend of African cooking technique with native Jamaican spices. There are two theories for the name:

  • Originally Spanish word "Charqui", used to describe dried meat, was used. Over time this term evolved from "Charqui" to "Jerky" to "Jerk".
  • Another theory is that, Jerk is a technique where you poke holes into the meat, so that the marinate penetrates into the meat.

  • 03:40 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
2 lb chicken pieces
1 inch ginger
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cloves powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 onion
2 green onion
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 green chilies
1/4 cup olive oil


5 mins
add all the ingredients to the blenderthe spices and seasonings are blended
Put all the ingredients (except the chicken) into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning.
3 hrs
chicken marinated in egg free jerk seasoning
Pour over chicken in a bowl and mix well. Marinate 3 hours or overnight.
5 mins
When ready to cook, heat the oven to 350 o C.
35 mins
chicken ready for baking, spread out on a baking tray
Spread the chicken on a baking tray. Place in the oven to cook for 35 minutes or until the chicken is done. Turn the chicken half way through.
10 mins
Allergy Friendlly Jerk Chicken Bake and Chana Pulao
Once done take out of the oven and serve as with rice or a side of your choice.

Cook Notes

  • Soy Substitution: simply leave out the soy sauce. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Green Chili Substitution: use scotch bonnet pepper.
  • Serve with my Chana Pulao as a side

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  1. i've loved Jerk ever since I first tried it in Jamaica. I always thought you needed a grill to make it, so its great to see that I can make it in the oven. Great recipe!

  2. Such great flavours in this and so easy too, loved it!

  3. I love jerk chicken but never make it! Loving your baked version!

  4. This looks so juicy and delicious! I love jerk seasoning - I can't wait to try this!

  5. If it has 'Jerk' in the name, I want it!! Love everything about jerk seasoning, and this looks so so yummy and easy!!

  6. Yum! This chicken has all those spices and flavours that I am big on. A winner for sure! I am definitely making this soon.