Jerk- Suya Chicken! The Afro Caribbean fusion – combining African and Caribbean Flava’s. 

Spicy Smokey fragrant and aromatic chicken-  Absolutely delicious!

Jerk marinade 

  • 1 medium onion 
  • 6 garlic cloves 
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs 
  • 2 spring onions 
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 5 pimento seeds 
  • 25ml white vinegar 
  • 1 tbsp. Brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp. browning 
  • Juice of 1/2 lime 
  • 125ml water

Suya seasoning spice 

1/2 cup unsalted peanuts 

1 tbsp. Cayenne pepper /chilli powder 

1 tbsp. Garlic powder 

1 tsp. Sea salt 

1. tsp. Turmeric 

1 tsp. Mixed spice 

1 tsp. Ginger 

4/6 Chicken leg quarters 


  • Juices from chicken 
  • 150ml Jerk BBQ Sauce 
  • 1 tbsp. Suya spice seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp. Chicken stock granules. 
  • 125ml water 
  • Spring onions and chillies garnish


  1. Blend Jerk marinade ingredients together in a blender for 10 seconds then set aside.
  2. For Suya spice combine ingredients and mix together.
  3. Wash chicken with lime and vinegar, then add Suya spice and Jerk marinade then massage all over chicken.
  4. Place chicken in an oven tray with baking paper, then cook for 1 hour at 180 degrees.
  5. Once Chicken is cooked start on the gravy buy adding the chicken juices from the often tray to a saucepan, then add Jerk bbq sauce, suya spice, chicken stock and water, then whisk until smooth on a medium heat then reduce heat and simmer. 
  6. Pour gravy over chicken then garnish with chillies and spring onions. Serve with Jolly quinoa and salad.