According to chef Levi Roots, this BBQ jerk recipe is said to be generations old, passed down to him by his grandmother and 'it has remained a family secret... until now'! Fire up the barbecue and get some reggae on the stereo.
For Levi's dry jerk seasoning
For Levi's juicy jerk seasoning
1. Rinse the chicken under cold running water, then sprinkle over the lemon juice, drain and pat dry with kitchen paper.
2. Put the chicken into a non-metallic dish. Rub in the dry seasoning, then pour on Levi's juicy jerk seasoning and turn the chicken until coated. Chill for 4 hours or overnight, if you've time.
3. Get your barbecue red-hot. Put the chicken on the barbecue, cover and cook for 10 minutes on each side or until the juices run clear when you push a knife into the centre.
4. When the chicken's thoroughly cooked, transfer to a chopping board and chop each piece into about 4 portions with the bones. Serve with chilli barbecue sauce.
© Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae cookbook
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