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Homemade Jerk Seasoning and Grilled Jerk Chicken

The perfect combo of herbs and spices to make homemade jerk seasoning - great for grilling, rubs, and more!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp green curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Jerk seasoning from above


  • Combine all the ingredients and use it in place of store-brought jerk seasoning when needed in recipes.
  • Save in an airtight container (such as a Ziploc Brand Container) and store in a dry place or freezer.
  • To make the grilled chicken: Preheat the grill to 400-450 F.
  • Pull the skin back on each drumstick and brush with one teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the jerk seasoning all over the chicken and underneath the skin.  Pull the skin back over the seasonings.
  • Grill for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  • Serve the Grilled Jerk Chicken with your favorite sides, like salad or fresh fruit.


The "ratio" of the seasonings in this can be easily multiplied to make more mix for you to store for later use. Store in an airtight container in the pantry or freezer for up to 12 months.