Jerk chicken can be dry-rubbed or marinated in a wet rub such as this recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Herbs & Sausage. The sweetness of the potatoes with the complexity of the herbs is a perfect pairing for this spicy chicken. Fire up this recipe to take your grill on a journey to the Caribbean!
Jerk foods are prepared in a traditional Jamaican style of cooking, taking bold flavors from Allspice and Scotch Bonnet Peppers. The flavors and spices of authentic Jamaican Jerk are easily created in this dish and lend themselves to be paired not only with chicken but pork and fish as well. Damon’s recipe takes its heat from the Scotch Bonnet Pepper, but you can substitute more readily available Habanero Peppers if the authentic ingredients are a little harder to find.
This recipe is courtesy of Croix Valley Foods grillmaster Damon Holter. More can be found at www.CroixValleyFoods.com.