Jerk Marinade

Use my Jerk Chipotle Seasoning to make this classic Jamaican marinade for chicken or pork

Jerk marinade

Jerk Marinade

Marinate chicken, pork or other meat overnight for a real Jamaican jerk flavour. This recipe makes enough for 3 or 4 lbs of meat.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword jerk marinade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup of marinade


  • 1 to 2 tbsp Bluewater Pepper Farm Jerk Chipotle Seasoning adjust to taste
  • 1 to 2 tsp Salt to taste Our Jerk Seasoning contains no salt. I find 2 tsp is about right for a whole chicken, but adjust to suit your taste.
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce For gluten free, use Tamari instead (soy sauce is made from soy and wheat)
  • 1 Juice of a lime
  • 2 or 3 Crushed green onions Give them a good whack with the flat of your knife
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Browning sauce You can find browning sauce in any Jamaican food shop and many grocery stores. Substitute 1 tsp of molasses if you don't have a bottle on hand.
  • 1 Chicken bullion cube Optional
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet pepper cut in half Optional – our seasoning mix is mildly hot. The scotch bonnet adds heat and a nice flavour. Remove the seeds for less heat.


  • Whisk the marinade ingredients in a measuring cup or large bowl, keeping aside the onion and scotch bonnet.
    Jerk Marinade
  • Pour over top of the meat, ensuring every piece is well coated. Add the onion and scotch bonnet, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Stir it up a few times while it's marinating.
  • After cooking your main, use the remaining marinade for a delicious gravy you can serve over the meat and the traditional side of rice and peas.

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