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How to marinate chicken for jerking

jerk chicken marinating

Make Jamaican dry jerk rub by combining, ground pimento, cinnamon, all-purpose, chicken seasoning, paprika, black pepper, escallion, thyme, garlic, onion and hot pepper

Rub-on  seasonings are a form of dry marinade. Mixtures of spices are hand rubbed directly onto the chicken and then allowed to marinate in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

jerk seasoning


1 tsp. of the following


Chicken seasoning

Ground pimento

Black pepper


Cinnamon powder


1 stalk escallion, minced

Piece of fresh thyme, remove leaves, discard stems

1 Scotch bonnet pepper, minced

1 small white onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside

Prepare chicken

1 whole chicken, cleaned and quartered. Wash chicken with lime and rinse with water. Pat dry chicken with paper towel

Rub the chicken with the jerk seasoning and stuff the jerk seasoning between the skin and the meat. Place the chicken pieces into a storage pan and let marinade overnight (at least 12 hours) in the fridge


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