Grilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa

Updated: Apr 27

Grilling is a right of passage in the south. You have to know how to monitor the heat, what wood to use to get the right flavor, and you have to know when your meat is perfectly cooked through. With all that being said, get into this grilled jerk chicken that we made on our travels to Georgia. We cooked for our hometown community and received great reviews on the food served. We had tons of food to choose from and this was one of our delectable meal ideas that we offered. Check below for the full recipe and let us know if you make this at home.



 

List of Ingredients for the Jerk Chicken

  • 12 Medium sized leg quarters (cleaned & trimmed) *You can scale down the amount depending on who your cooking for.

  • 1 C of Light brown sugar

  • 4 Tbsps of Helena's All- Purpose Seasoning

  • 4 Tbsps of Island Citrus Seasoning

  • 2 C of Sweet Heat Seasoning

  • 1/2 Cup of ginger powder or 1 C of minced fresh ginger

  • 8 Cloves of minced garlic

  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper diced

  • 1 Tbsp of allspice powder

  • 1 C of Worcestershire sauce



List of Ingredients for the Mango Salsa

  • 2 Mangos diced

  • 1 1/2 C of mixed bell peppers diced

  • 1 Large Vidalia onion diced

  • 2 C of Cilantro chopped

  • Juice of 4 limes

  • pink Himalayan sea salt to taste

  • 4 Tbsps of oil

Let’s Get Started


For the chicken combine all of the spices and mix by hand until well combined. Marinate 30 mins for quick grilling or overnight for full flavor.

Heat grill to medium high heat of 275 to 325 degrees F. We used Hickory wood for the smoke flavor of our chicken, but you can use the wood of your choice. Grill chicken for around 30 mins or until cooked through.

We added our salsa half way through the cooking process to smoke with the chicken the rest of the way. However, this is optional as you can add at the end of the cooking process when you are ready to serve.


 

This Jerk Chicken has a delicious smoke flavor throughout. Definitely spicy with the addition of the scotch bonnet pepper and the Sweet Heat Seasoning combined. So if you prefer a milder flavor please adjust to omit or reduce these spices. The mango salsa definitely gives a fresh and fruity flavor that compliments the spices in the chicken. Should you try our recipe please tag us. Make sure to use #helenaspiceshop as well. Thank you for joining us.

Bon Appetit

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