Steve DeVeau’s Jerk Chicken


Steve didn’t want to give me the recipe for his jerk chicken rub, something about it being a secret recipe.  However, after prolonged whining on my part, he consented to share this fabulous rub with the world.  I made Navajo flatbread, layered each piece with a crisp salad of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and thin slices of red onion then topped that with a piece of jerk chicken garnished with cranberry chutney.  Mah-velous.

Steve DeVeau’s Jerk Chicken

2 tbsp Jamaican allspice

2 tbsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp crushed red pepper

2 tbsp ground cloves

2 tbsp ground cumin

2 tbsp piment d’espelette

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp nutmeg

1 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp sea salt

1 tbsp ground black pepper

1/4 cup toasted brown sugar

2 tbsp rum

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

1 young, regular size chicken, spatchcocked

Mix all the seasonings together and rub the chicken with the mixture.  Refrigerate overnight.

Heat the grill to 500-600 F, then sear the chicken on both sides.  Turn the flame off on half of the grill and place the chicken, skin side up, on the cold side.  Grill for 45 – 60 minutes, turning and basting every 15 minutes.

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30 Responses to Steve DeVeau’s Jerk Chicken

  1. Mary Frances says:

    Yum! I love jerk chicken. Can’t wait to try this “secret recipe”.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds like a winner – it’s got all the good things in there 😉

  3. Chicken burning..he he I like it

  4. I am making this with chicken wings… I am excited…

  5. cecilia says:

    sounds divine!

  6. Serena says:

    SPECTACULAR! Holy smokes…I want to have dinner at your house!

  7. Karen says:

    Love jerk…thanks for sharing the secret recipe.

  8. skd says:

    Delicious looking chicken. Will have to try without the rum ☺👍

  9. Thank you Steve!

  10. Amanda says:

    That looks so darn good. What a beautiful list of ingredients.

  11. Looks absolutely fantastic!

  12. Works for me! 🙂

  13. This looks awesome… Perfect New Years Day treat! I can’t wait!

  14. sakinah30 says:

    Reblogged this on Cappuccino.

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