And The Two Shall Meat: Easy Jerk-Tandoori Roasted Chicken

Here’s what Jamaica Culinary had to say about this chicken. Amazing!

For years I’ve been cooking this easy to make addictive roast chicken and think it’s about time to share the delicious secret. Oh! that beautiful charred look, is a good thing! It’s the original seasoning that can now be brushed off if you wish. This chicken is cooked right through to the juicy bones! 

Easy Jerk-Tandoori Chicken

  • Servings: 4 - 6
  • Difficulty: super easy
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Fusion at its best!


In a small bowl, mix the following:

¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup jerk seasoning

¼ cup tandoori seasoning

½ tablespoon hot jerk sauce

½ teaspoon sea salt


Using a spoon or other device, place about 2 tablespoons of the marinade under the skin of the chicken breasts. Use your hands to coat the entire chicken inside AND out with the rest of the marinade. Place 2 sprigs of fresh thyme inside the chicken. Place chicken in a preheated oven at 250°F and roast for 1 hour and 35 minutes, or until cooked through.

Remove chicken from over halfway through cooking to check the progress. Use a long spoon to scoop some of the hot olive oil over top of the chicken a few times and return to oven.

Tips for cooking and serving:

Use good tasting olive oil – it works best! Different types of oils including coconut have been used to make this recipe but I find that olive oil works the best, hands down. Want an even more unique flavour? Try using lemon flavoured olive oil.

So many ways to enjoy. Serve at the dinner table or carve up to use in wraps. Baked sweet potato along with this chicken in a wrap is one of the best things you’ll ever taste! This chicken also tastes great with Hardough and any other soft bread. Steamed broccoli and sweet potato with this chicken is also another crowd pleaser.

You can now print this recipe card. Just hit ‘Print’ on the above to keep it handy.

Home Made Is Best

Home made is best but if you have not yet mastered making your own jerk sauce, be sure to use your favourite jerk seasoning and jerk sauce for this recipe. You can also play around with the seasoning. Replace the tandoori seasoning and use all jerk seasoning with the jerk sauce instead, OR, use all tandoori seasoning with the ½ tablespoon hot jerk sauce.

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