How to Make Jerk Chicken Wings – Easy and Delicious Recipe


Are you ready to give your taste buds a trip to the sunny Caribbean? Jerk chicken wings are here to do just that! This dish combines spicy, sweet, and savory flavors in a way that’s just perfect. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or surprising your friends at a get-together, this recipe is your ticket to a delicious meal that’s sure to impress. And the best part? It’s super easy to make, even if you’re not a pro in the kitchen!

Recipe Details

Jerk chicken wings are not just any chicken wings. They’re marinated in a mix of spices and herbs that are all about bringing heat and flavor. The “jerk” part of the name comes from this unique blend, and once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back. You’ll love how these wings come out perfectly cooked with a spicy kick that’s balanced with a touch of sweetness.


  • 2 pounds of chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper (adjust based on how spicy you like it)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime

Preparation Steps

  1. In a large bowl, mix olive oil, allspice, black pepper, salt, sugar, thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, soy sauce, and lime juice. This is your marinade.
  2. Add the chicken wings to the bowl and make sure they’re all coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl and let the wings marinate in the fridge for at least an hour, but overnight is best for the most flavor.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the wings on it.
  4. Bake the wings for about 45-50 minutes, or until they’re crispy and cooked through.
  5. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving. They’re hot!

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • If you want your wings to be extra crispy, broil them for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
  • You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper if you prefer your wings more or less spicy.
  • No lime? Lemon juice works as a great substitute.
  • For a smokier flavor, try grilling the wings instead of baking them.

Serving Suggestions

Jerk chicken wings go great with a side of cool and creamy coleslaw or a fresh mango salsa to balance the heat. Don’t forget to serve them with plenty of napkins – things might get a bit messy with these finger-licking good wings!

Nutritional Information

While the exact nutritional content will vary based on the specific ingredients you use, jerk chicken wings are a source of protein. Keep in mind that the marinade does add some sodium and sugar, so enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.