Jerk chicken pizza on a cutting board.
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Supper Club: Jerk Chicken Pizza

This is the pizza that Dino made for our supper club – spicy and delicious! This doesn’t make a super pretty pizza, but a little freshly chopped green onion on the top fixed that right up!

Jerk chicken pizza on a cutting board.

Jerk Chicken Spice Blend
Adapted from

1 Tbl. ground allspice
1 Tbl. ground thyme
1 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. minced ginger
2 Tbls. fresh garlic (crushed)
1 Tbls. brown sugar or molasses
1/4 C. Soy sauce
1/4 C. dark rum (optional, but encouraged)
3/4 C. white vinegar
1/2 C. orange juice
Juice of 1 lime
2 Scotch bonnet peppers (I used 1 seeded jalapeno and 1 seeded cherry pepper)
3 green onions, diced
1 C. white onion, diced

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth.
2. Place chicken in a large freezer bag and pour in spice blend. Place in a bowl to make sure there isn’t any leakage and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but up to a day is preferable.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees or grill. If using an oven, place chicken skin side up on a roasting pan and roast until cooked through (about 45 minutes) flipping once halfway through the process. If using a grill, place chicken skin-side down and grill until skin becomes crisp. Flip and finishing cooking thoroughly. Don’t be afraid to blacken the chicken with this recipe.

I split the marinade into two parts- one half was used to marinate the chicken overnight. I took the other half and added a small can of tomato paste to make a pizza sauce to spread on the dough. If I were to ever try this again I would probably leave out the tomato paste as it seemed to add more acidity to the jerk sauce which was already quite acidic from the vinegar, orange juice and peppers.

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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