Spicy Jerk Chicken

Looking for interesting homemade ways to spice up your chicken? This Jerk rub will take seconds to make and delivers spicy fragrant flavours which need only a squeeze of lemon when serving to finish it to perfection. Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your liking and enjoy with a fresh side salad. If you are super conscious of fat, remove the skin before cooking.


  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TB onion powder
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 4 large bone-in chicken thighs
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl apart (from the chicken and lemon) to form a paste. Rub the paste all over the chicken pieces using clean hands to rub into all parts of the chicken. Place the chicken onto a roasting tray and bake for 30-35 minutes, until juices run clear when pierced.
  3. Serve with lemon wedges and your side dish of choice.



Calories Per Serving

372 kcal

Macros Per Serving


27 g

of which saturates

6.5 g


4.7 g

of which sugars

1.8 g


0 g


28 g