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Recipe: Light Hearted Jerk Chicken

June 22, 2023

This recipe makes 6-8 servings and is best enjoyed with a Light Hearted (or a few).


  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2tsp ground Allspice
  • 3tsp paprika
  • 2tsp dried thyme
  • Red onion – peeled and rough chop
  • 6 Habanero peppers – remove seeds
  • 2tsp sea salt
  • ¾ C dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C mustard powder
  • 4 limes, zest, and juice
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • ½ C Cider vinegar
  • 1 can of Bell’s Light Hearted or chicken broth
  • 2 whole chickens cut into portions, drumsticks, thigh, breast, bone-in cut in half Or 8 chicken thighs/drumsticks


  1. In a blender, place all ingredients (except Chicken) and blend until smooth. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl or Ziploc bag, cover and coat with the marinade, refrigerate overnight, up to 2 days ahead.
  2. Place chicken on a foiled tray, remove some of the marinade, bake at 275*F for 25 minutes. Preheat BBQ grill to medium-hot.
  3. Remove chicken from the oven and finish on the grill until the skin begins charred and golden brown. Do not burn!
  4. Remove from grill and serve with rice and beans, grilled corn on the cob, and a pint of Bell’s Light Hearted Ale

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