Barbecue from Jamaica
By Helen Willinsky
Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken
by Helen Willinsky
2 chickens (approximately 3½ pounds each) cut
into serving pieces
Rub the chicken with the marinade and marinate in the refrigerator for at
least 4 hours.
For authentic flavor,
build a fire in the grill with a combination of coals and allspice
(pimento) wood. If you don't have allspice wood, substitute apple wood or
hickory, or build a fire with charcoal.
Place the chicken pieces on the grill over white hot coals, skin side
down. This will grease the grill and prevent the chicken from sticking.
Baste frequently and turn the chicken every 10 minutes or so.
Over a slow fire, which is preferred, the chicken will cook in
approximately 1½ to 2 hours. Over a hotter grill, the chicken will take 30
to 40 minutes. The chicken is done when the flesh feels firm and the
juices run clear when the meat is pricked with a fork.
Recipe © Helen
Willinsky 1990, 2002 - Copyright ©
2002 - All Rights Reserved.
Web Published: October 27, 2002.