Jamaican jerk chicken

Transform chicken wings into a spicy and tasty treat. This recipe takes just 20 minutes to prepare and is so simple
Serves: 2
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins


    • 8 chicken wings
    • 1 -2 tbs honey
      For the marinade:
    • 1 tsp ground Jamaican allspice (or 12 berries, crushed and ground with a pestle and mortar)
    • 1 tbs finely grated fresh root ginger
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 mild green chilli or ½ small red chilli, finely chopped, or 1 tsp chilli paste
    • 1 tbs fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
    • 1 tbs soy sauce
    • 3 tbs red or white wine vinegar
    • 1-2 tbs vegetable oil
      To serve:
    • Caribbean red pepper salsa or a dip, rice, salad, and lime wedges


    1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together with a pestle and mortar, or in a blender, until fairly smooth.
    1. Rub the marinade over the chicken wings, cover and leave in a cool place for 2 hours, or overnight is fine.
    1. Heat a griddle pan, or set the grill to medium with the rack about 15cm (6in) from heat.
    1. Thread the wings on to long skewers and griddle or grill for 10-12 mins until browned. Alternatively, fry the wings in a little oil until browned, then roast at Gas Mark 6 or 200°C for 10-15 mins.
    1. Tip any remaining marinade into a small pan with the honey, and heat through. Brush the hot chicken wings with this glaze. Serve with salsa or a dip, rice, salad and lime wedges.

Nutritional information per portion

sugars 0.0g fat 9.5g saturates 2.3g salt 0.0g calories 155(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.