Caribbean Ginger beer and Jerk Chicken (feeds 8)


  • 8 chicken drumsticks.
  • 2 chicken breasts.
  • Pot of Jerk seasoning.
  • 3 Bottles of alcoholic ginger beer (Crabbies is easiest to find).
  • Chicken Stock (I use OXO)
  • Corn flour.
  • Mushrooms.
  • 2 Large Onions.
  • Salt & Pepper.
  • 2 Scotch bonnets.
  • Fresh Garlic 2 cloves or 1 Large.
  • Fresh Ginger Stem Large.
  • 1 tin of Black eyed beans.
  • 500 grams Sweet Potato (Yam’s)



  1. Start by chopping your chicken breast into fair sized chunks.
  2. Add chicken chunks and drumsticks in to a pan and fill with ginger beer so that the chicken is covered.
  3. Finely chop and add 1 scotch bonnet.
  4. Add chopped onions cut to preference.
  5. Grate and add Ginger.
  6. Finely chop and add Garlic.
  7. Add two level table spoons of Jerk Spice.
  8. Add 2 chicken stock cubes crumbled, salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Using pointy knife stab chicken several times whilst in marinade.
  10. Leave sit for 12-18 hours (longer if you like)
  11. Remove drumsticks and dust in cornflour.
  12. add chopped chunks of sweet potato (cut to your liking)
  13. Bring marinade to the boil.
  14. When waiting for marinade to boil gently brown outside of drumsticks on a gridle.
  15. Chop mushrooms and add to marinade.
  16. Add drumsticks to marinade turning to low heat and adding the rest of the ginger beer.
  17. Wait 4-6 hours for chicken to cook through.
  18. At this point taste and add additional seasoning if necessary.
  19. Remove half of the Sauce into another pan
  20. Slowly add cornflour and whisk or use hand blender off the heat until sauce thickens to a gravy like thickness.
  21. Re-add stirring in gravy like sauce.
  22. Leave on hob to heat through on low heat for a further hour.
  23. Sauce should’ve thickened to a nice gravy like thickness.
  24. Cook Rice with black-eyed beans per how many people you’re cooking for.

Marinade in image above.

Enjoy this wonderful creation.

Levi Daniel

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