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Best Places to Eat Jerk Chicken in Jamaica

Friday, Sep 13, 2019

Jamaica is known for its succulent dishes, but it's the Jerk chicken in Jamaica which is the star of the show!

Jerk chicken takes its name from a unique seasoning made from hot peppers, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and thyme. The flavour is unique and can be added to pork or just about any other meat you would prefer.  Whether you add fuel to your culinary fire by applying bonnet sauce, a wet marinade for a juicier meat or a dry marinade for a more traditional, crispier jerk, you are guaranteed to want to come back for more!

In addition to the numerous restaurants at Couples Resorts, these are the best places to eat jerk chicken in Jamaica.

Best Places to Eat Jerk Chicken in Jamaica


Jerk chicken in Jamaica

If you are staying in Ocho Rios you must stop at Scotchies! This eatery is recognised for its authentic and scrumptious food – more specifically it’s jerk chicken.  It serves typical, genuine and drop-dead delicious jerk chicken. Whole chickens are all heavily drenched with jerk sauce and spices before it's smoked over the fire. Locals make up half of the clientele at Scotchies which is always a good sign at a Caribbean restaurant!

Cabana Grill

Jerk chicken in Jamaica

Situated at Couples Swept Away is the famous Cabana Grill. Specializing in jerk chicken, this grill is the perfect place to stop by during a day out on the beach. The restaurant is located near the main pool area so you and your loved one can enjoy a casual dining experience while enjoying some delicious jerk chicken. With its comfy bar and table seats, you can watch your chicken crisp while you hang out under the warm Caribbean sun.

Murray's Fish and Jerk

Jerk chicken in Jamaica

If you want a tasty lunch or dinner, Murray’s Fish and Jerk in Ocho Rios is the place to go. Their chefs make up some of the best jerk chicken in Jamaica.

This beach grill is positioned on the cliffs, so you and your loved one can have magnificent views and optional diving after lunch.

The jerk chicken is plentiful and is so tender that it melts in your mouth! Feeling brave? Add some bonnet hot sauce made from the infamous Caribbean red pepper.

We hope you enjoyed our 'Best Places to Eat Jerk Chicken in Jamaica' blog!  Do you have a favourite Jamaican dish? Tweet us @Couplesuk and let us know!