Authentic Jamaican jerk is so much more than a seasoning made with hot pepper blended with herbs and spices. Derived from the Spanish word charqui; Jamaicans use the word jerk to describe the process of spicing, smoking and grilling meats over a pimento wood or coal fire.
Wash the chicken in vinegar cold water. Drain the waterfrom the chicken. Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl. Mix well to coat the chicken. Marinade chicken for 4 to 12 hours before cooking.
On the Grill
Grill as you normally would and enjoy! To make sauce for basting and serving; cook remaining seasoning with 1 C. water in a small saucepan, over medium heat for 10 minutes. Use sauce to baste the chicken
In the oven
Arrange chicken in single layer in an oven safe container. Bake covered, in a 350° oven for 1 hour. Remove cover, baste chicken and place on top rack of oven for 15 minutes until chicken browns and begins to crisp.