Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

For the longest time our grocery store didn’t carry Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. So I came up with Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. It’s easy to make and goes amazing with chicken and ribs.

Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning


  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground all-spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


  • Stir together ingredients.
  • Store in air tight container at room temp
  • Rub seasoning on meats or poultry before grilling or roasting.

I use this recipe for one of my favorite dinners:

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa.

  • 1/2 cup cornflakes crumbs
  • 1/2 cub whole wheat brand
  • 1 tbsp jerk seasoning (dry)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2-4 tsp red pepper sauce (I used Franks)

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 2 tsps lemon juice


Heat oven to 375°F. Grease pan. In a bowl put in crumbs and bran. Add jerk seasoning and mix.

In another bowl add dijon and hot sauce (I also added a splash of water). Toss chicken in wet mixture then transfer to dry. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 45-50 minutes, or until not long pink in the center.

Meanwhile, mix salsa ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with chicken.

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

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