Jerk Chicken - the most popular dish to be exported from Jamaica features succulent pieces of chicken marinated in a delicious, fiery jerk sauce and grilled until blackened and crispy. Normally an absolute scorcher with scotch bonnet chillies, we've toned down the heat in ours but kept the flavour big with over 21 ingredients alone in our Jerk Seasoning including allspice, thyme, ginger nutmeg and cinnamon. Incomplete without rice and peas, we show you how to create the authentic side to this Caribbean carnival of a dish in the comfort of your own home. No need to marinate for hours on end, we've packed all the flavour into our three little pots. 

Cook our delicious Jerk Chicken in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Jerk Chicken. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Jerk Seasoning pot, a Jerk Paste pot and a Chicken Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Jerk Chicken in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Jerk Seasoning
  • Jerk Paste
  • Chicken Stock

Your shopping list:

skinless chicken thigh fillets
Basmati rice
tin coconut milk
tin kidney beans (half a normal tin)
lime (optional)
tin sweetcorn(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Prep the chicken

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and boil 150ml water in the kettle. 

    Mix the JERK SEASONING and the JERK PASTE together in a mixing bowl with a drop of oil, then add the chicken thighs and mix well to fully coat. 

    Place the chicken on a baking tray with the lime wedges (if using) and cook in the oven for 20 mins.

  • 2.

    Next, make the rice

    Put 100ml boiling water into a lidded, non-stick saucepan along with the CHICKEN STOCK and mix well.

    Next, stir in the coconut milk.

    Add the rice and the kidney beans to the pan, along with all the juices from the tin. Mix well then gently bring it to the boil, cover with a lid, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for 15 mins.  After this time, turn the heat off and leave it covered until you're ready to eat.

  • 3.

    3. Finishing touches

    If you're having sweetcorn alongside, you can either toast the sweetcorn in a dry frying pan until lightly charred or just season it with pepper and some olive oil.

  • 4.


    To serve, squeeze the roasted limes over the chicken and serve with your “rice and peas” and some seasoned sweetcorn on the side (if using).


Jerk Chicken Reviews

BASED ON 3246 reviews

Michelle - Jun 17, 2019

Ok - nothing special and the rice wasn’t that great.

Carol - Jun 15, 2019

Very disappointing. Looked very tasty but actually wasn’t. Won’t buy again

Helen - Jun 14, 2019

Nice but not my favourite

Lorraine - Jun 14, 2019

The chicken was beautiful. However the rice was tasteless. Will cook chicken again but with my own accompaniment.

Sharon - Jun 14, 2019

Chicken was lovely. Rice wasn't as good might hsve been our cooking??

Katy - Jun 13, 2019

Delicious! Seasoning enough for 6 chicken thighs so can stretch to three or a tasty sandwich filling/salad topping for the next day.

shareen - Jun 13, 2019

Not spicy at all but the flavour is lovely. This is the only way I’ll be making rice from now on... delicious!

Emily - Jun 12, 2019

Thought the rice was a bit too creamy but that might be down to personal taste

Helen - Jun 11, 2019

Was nice not a favourite but nice

Sarah - Jun 10, 2019

Very enjoyable, rice was nice and tasty too.

Victoria - Jun 09, 2019

Very tasty!

Carl - Jun 09, 2019

Nice meal loved it

Ellie - Jun 09, 2019

Not my favourite but still ok

Rachel - Jun 09, 2019

Really bland chicken even after marinating for 20 mins. Rice cooked poorly too I assume because of the coconut milk which didn't add to the overall flavour either

Heather - Jun 09, 2019

So easy to cook and tasted delicious.

Philip - Jun 08, 2019

Lovely dish, the chicken was so tasty. For me, next time I'd put a little less coconut milk in the rice but that is just my personal preference, it was still delicious

Ceri - Jun 08, 2019

Easy to cook and the chicken was very tasty. The rice was a little bland but nothing a little salt couldn't sort out

Christine - Jun 07, 2019

This was a nice dish, but as a personal choice, I won’t add sweet corn next time.

Ellie - Jun 06, 2019

My absolute favourite of these boxes! So so tasty

Lawrence - Jun 05, 2019

Absolutely delicious

Hannah - Jun 04, 2019

Was OK, not my favourite Simply Cook dish.

Jess - Jun 04, 2019

One of my favourites

Rebecca - Jun 03, 2019

Lovely but more spice please!

Natasha - Jun 03, 2019

Just the right amount of spice...loved the rice with coconut milk. Delicious!

Laura - Jun 03, 2019

Soooo good! Had this one twice now

David - Jun 02, 2019

Needs more spice and the coconut milk is completely unnecessary. Still tasty though.

Sarah - Jun 01, 2019

Great flavour in these and definitely better with the guacamole

Robert - May 31, 2019

Ok but would definitely benefit from a sauce for the rice.

Molly - May 29, 2019

Really nice - used chicken breasts instead, and peas instead of beans in the rice. Rice was a bit weird but actually way better next day cold!

Marc - May 29, 2019

I find this warm without being too hot

Kim - May 28, 2019

Really tasty and not too spicy x

Julia - May 28, 2019

Used chick thighs because the way it was cooked I would imagine they are moister than breasts

Bianca - May 28, 2019

The rice and beans was good but the chicken was pretty tasteless, not spicy enough

Scott - May 28, 2019

Very tasty. Definitely get this one again

Manishaa - May 27, 2019

Nice authentic flavour

Christine - May 27, 2019


Marie - May 27, 2019

Lovely tasty meal

Rebecca - May 23, 2019

We loved this. My partner wasn’t too fussed on the rice but that is down to the Kidney beans. I for one enjoyed the rice along with the chicken! Thigh works really really well!!

Rebecca - May 23, 2019

We loved this. My partner wasn’t too fussed on the rice but that is down to the Kidney beans. I for one enjoyed the rice along with the chicken! Thigh works really really well!!

Jody - May 23, 2019

Didn’t like the coconut rice- too wet

Abigail - May 23, 2019

Best so far! Really tasty. Rice was lovely

Lee - May 22, 2019

Delicious. Only use 3/4 of tin of coconut milk though or rice will be too “wet”

Nydia - May 22, 2019

Love the rice

Anna - May 22, 2019


Katherine - May 22, 2019

A little spicy, a little smoky, the rice and peas was incredible and so easy to do. Will use this side again in the future with other chicken dishes

Jess - May 21, 2019

Favourite by far up to now

Stephen - May 20, 2019

This is one of my favourite chicken recipes that Simply Cook do. Super tasty!

Tina - May 19, 2019

Loved it!

Tracey - May 19, 2019

Very good

Emma - May 19, 2019

Rice was delicious. I used a mix of kidney beans and black eyed peas I used chicken breasts rather than thighs and still extremely moist


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