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Jamaican Jerk Marinade

Jamaican Jerk Marinade
This is a slightly tweaked version of The Spice House's traditional jerk sauce recipe, submitted by long-time crew member Jennifer "JR" Statz. Mix this Jamaican jerk marinade recipe up the night before your barbeque party, and you'll be ready to go straight to the grill. See a video of The Spice Boss making grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken!

Yield: 4-5 appetizer servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider or white distilled work fine)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (1 large orange)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 small lime)
  • 1 package (16-20 pieces) chicken wings

Preparation Instructions:

Wash and cut the chicken wings. Cut each wing at the joints, throw away the wing tips, and you'll get two finger-lickin' pieces per wing.

Mix the marinade ingredients together, pour over the wings, and refrigerate overnight (at least 4-6 hours, and up to 2 days). Zip lock bags make great disposable marinating containers. Throw the left-over marinade away. Grill as desired.

Helpful Hints

This marinade works for other cuts of chicken--any poultry really. It's also great for fish, but you don't need a long marination time.


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