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Jerk Chicken and More Made Simple by Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasonings!

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Are you ready for an authentic Jerk seasoning actually made in Jamaica?

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning offers that real Jamaican Jerk flavor you’re looking for in a prepared wet seasoning that’s perfect for adding to your recipe for grilled chicken, seafood, and more!

Real Jamaican Flavor – from Jamaica!

When I came across Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning I grabbed both the mild and the hot versions. The problem with many of the Jerk seasonings available on the market is that they are made by big conglomerates stateside that poorly mimic the real flavor of Jamaican. Available on Amazon .

This is not the case with seasonings from Grace!

Grace “Mild” Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and Grace “Hot” Jamaican Jerk Seasoning are both products of Jamaica! The ingredients listed on the side are incredibly simple – nothing crazy or a long list of chemical additives that you can’t name.

Seasoning, Rub, or Marinade?

When people in the states hear the term “seasoning” they may instantly make the mental culinary leap to dried spices or rubs. Grace Jamaican Seasoning combines the idea of a dry rub with a wet rub like paste.

So, what’s the difference? First – a dry rub is just that – a seasoning rub using dry spices. A marinade is a liquid flavoring made with ingredients to add flavor, make a tough meat tender, or both.

A wet rub – such as Grace Jamaican Seasoning - is somewhere in between. It’s not dry by any means but is not a pourable liquid such as Soy or Worcestershire sauce. Simply spoon a bit into your favorite marinade recipe for some authentic Jamaican flavor.

A Quick and Easy Recipe!

One note about Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning - it’s the real stuff! If you use it by itself then be prepared for some serious heat. For my recipe testing I used the seasoning alone for serious heat on some of the chicken.

I also used it as an ingredient for my marinade recipe below. Here’s what I came up with for my Grace Jamaican Jerk Pineapple Chicken Kabobs. Hope you enjoy!

Grace Jamaican Jerk Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
• 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
• 1 1/2 tablespoons Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (I used mild)
• 1 can pineapple chunks, save juice
• 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
• 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
• Red bell pepper, chopped 1 inch pieces
• Black or wild rice.

Directions: Cube the chicken and set aside in a glass baking dish. Next, combine the Grace Jamaican Jerk Chicken Seasoning with the reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, and the vegetable oil.

Spoon evenly over the chicken, cover and chill while cutting vegetables and cooking rice.

Or, spoon the mixture over the prepared kabobs before grilling.

Cook the rice using the directions on the package. Please note that black rice and wild rice often have longer cooking times that white rice.

Grill over medium high heat turning as needed until chicken is fully cooked and juices run clear. I used a bit of spray butter and additional pineapple juice to baste the kabobs as they cooked. Serve hot over rice.

The Heat Challenge!

There is always time for some fun! When I was working on this article I had a buddy in town and he is a hot and spicy heat freak! So, in the pictures I decided to show the constancy of the seasoning directly on chicken drizzled with pineapple juice.

These were grilled along with the chicken pieces that were prepared using the marinade recipe above.

My buddy loved the heat, and the flavor, even though I did notice that he was quenching his thirst quite a bit more than I was! I stuck to the pieces prepared in the marinade recipe above.

Believe me, there was still plenty of authentic Jamaican Jerk heat as well as real flavor from the Island courtesy of Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasonings.

Additional Ideas!
You can use the same marinade mixing idea with Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning with seafood including everything from grilled shrimp to shark steaks! Just adjust the amount of jerk seasoning you include in your seafood marinade or sauce.

With seafood – a little goes a long way! I also added a dash of Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning to some mayo and sour cream for a spicy dipping sauce for chicken strips!

More information: Follow Grace Jamacian Jerk Seasoning and other great products from Grace Foods on social media!

Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

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