How to Make Jerk Chicken | From the Home Kitchen | Bon Appétit

Publisert 21. mai. 2021
Join DeVonn Francis as he makes jerk chicken with sour plum sauce. DeVonn adapted this recipe to make it more accessible to people without grill, so go ahead and cook this in your kitchen. But a word of warning: do NOT wear your favorite outfit while cooking this because you will smell like a barbecue afterwards.

8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
2 Tbsp. ground allspice (aka pimento)
2 Tbsp. orange zest
Kosher salt
Olive oil

Jerk sauce:
1 3” piece ginger, peeled, roughly chopped
2 bunches scallions, trimmed, roughly chopped
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 scotch bonnet peppers, stems removed
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
1 tsp. black peppercorns, freshly ground
1 Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. kosher salt

Plum sauce:
2 plums (or apricots or peaches), pits removed and cut into half moons lengthwise
¼ cup plum jam or preserves
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. agave syrup or honey
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 1” piece ginger, peeled, finely grated

00:13 Introduction
00:49 Prep the chicken
02:54 Prep the plums
03:20 Prep the jerk sauce
07:01 Grill the plums on medium-high heat
07:30 Coat the chicken with the jerk sauce
08:44 Grill the chicken, skin side down for 3-5 minutes. Flip and brush the chicken with more jerk sauce
10:29 Transfer the chicken to oven at 475° until cooked through, 12-20 minutes
10:55 Make the plum sauce
12:50 Assemble
13:08 Taste!

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How to Make Jerk Chicken | From the Home Kitchen | Bon Appétit


  • No marination? Why?

  • This looks delicious! So does the chef! 😍👍🏽

  • The food looks amazing delicious so is the guy 🤩🤩

  • Hawt man!

  • love his personality & great vocabulary

  • This guy makes me feel at ease.

  • Lebron

  • Asking for a friend... Is there a scotch bonnet alternative to drop it down a level or two that you'd recommend?

  • Hes hotta than the scotch bonnet !

  • Does anyone know of a good jerk chicken spot in the la county

  • SWEET jerk recipe!

  • Flaming jerk!

  • Lol. Love this episode... looks yummy...

  • That looks gorgeous but in what quantities is all the mixture?

    • I believe they uploaded the measurements in description of video

  • I think he's a flamer idk can't tell

  • True, Never wear your favourite clothes when cooking

  • I dont know what heck was that

  • give him his own show

  • I gotta say that is a beautiful man

  • Give that meat a good ol' rub.

  • recipe is good but i was so focused on his shirt it's ripped it looks like

  • That was dangerous cooking I ever see,but good.

  • It’s not jerk chicken unless it’s cooked over wood. Sorry.

  • Billy Aldo?

  • Batty Boy. /

  • Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

    • @Paula Smith straight facts. i appreciate you then!

    • @yayo4nasal where it's announced doesn't matter for as long as people exist in this platform.

    • Lol why announce it under jerk chicken recipe on YT? 😂

  • God will satisfy the weary!

  • DeVonn's pulling an Andy and has a rip in his shirt?

  • Looks amazing. I would love to eat it with rice.

  • haven't watch BA in a while, I love this new guy 😂

  • 👱🏿‍♂️

  • love him.

  • Awesome job..I love jerk chicken....yes please give him some water 💧

  • Thanks DeVonn. The 'Brushfire' taco at Tocrchy's is made with jerk chicken. I love it. It leaves your mouth smoking, but whew, so nice.

  • I plan on making this tomorrow and was curious what is recommended to serve with this dish traditionally?

    • Plantains

  • absolute trooper taking all that pepper smoke to the face

  • Looks like Central Africa... Sounds like Valley Girl... 🤣

  • I made this tonight and it was epic! I used Habanero’s instead since I couldn’t get scotch tape peppers

  • Um... No thanks.

  • DeVonn is so fun to watch! 😊

  • This guy is good and i think its criminal there isn't more music underneath. He def. does well on cam, but it's too empty without the music

  • Andy used to get grief for showing up with holes in his shirt. This guy shows up wearing a fishing net with a collar? Okayyyy... The chicken looks bomb though.

  • Purely a cooking show at this point. Lost all of the reason we come to BA for the personality and interaction. It was sit-com like

  • been waiting for a jerk chicken recipe thank the lord

  • 🔥🔥🔥

  • I’ve made this for the last 4 days in a row, lunch and dinner. PERFECTION!!!

    • @Christopher Dunlap scotch bonnets are very related to habenero to put that in perspective

    • Is it like 10/10 spicy?

  • Homeboy weaponized those scotch bonnets (cough).

  • Well done for wearing appropriate clothes for a cooking programme.

  • I add pineapple to my jerk paste or juice if I don't have a fresh pineapple... Thank me later 🤣😊 & send me plate

  • Where's your dad's restaurant? I would fully live to go (I'm assuming it's here in Jamaica)

  • Do these comments seem fake to anyone else? The drop off is amazing

  • I'm in love with this guy

  • The video I actually needed. Thank you

  • His voice really took me off guard

  • I learned so much about Jamaican/Caribbean culture in this video! LOVE IT! You cant tell he loves this recipe through the whole cooking video.

  • He has a really great, poetic way of describing ingredients.

  • Tell the cameraman to use a tripod.

  • I love me some rude and unreasonable chicken, yum!

  • No sweet chicken for me.

  • Where is Molly??????

  • I LOVE how you pronounced garliic❤️

  • Thank u.

  • “It’s all fair game.” No pun intended.. lol

  • Just a PSA but try to avoid agave because it seriously harms the bat population and is not environmentally as sustainable as honey. Other than that, I'm going to make this dish but maybe with half the pepper.

  • Just finished making this and it was so good! Thank you DeVonn!

  • Invite a Russian chef.

  • great personality and i appreciate that although not necessarily traditional its his take on jerk.... but baby.... di chicken skin bun up BADLY! you put too much of the paste on the skin when it should be going into the crevices and underneath the skin itself so it can season the meat itself.

  • Looks burnt… No thanks.

  • I am wondering if when jamaicans migrate they forget how to cook.. I am quite fascinated how jerk chicken as morphed into i don't know. I am shocked

  • How do you not smoke out the room?

  • Is this guy a hot tub streamer?

  • we don’t have plums, peaches or apricots where i live.. can i use apples instead ?


  • I would enjoy the accompanying talk on a reg basis. Educational and fascinating!

  • 7:57

  • Omg... I’ve never had this. Now I am so hungry.

  • Fantastic! scrumptious 😋😍! Love it! Thank you 😊

  • Oh god nooo... this would turn some jamaicans' heads

  • Ok, I fancy DeVonn.

  • I wonder if dis dude getting paid

  • OMG I love Jerk, never found a recipe that satisfied me, this surpasses all hope and expectations.

  • Made this on the grill outside. Best chicken I have ever grilled. The jerk sauce is incredible

  • only clicked cuz hes so hot. wow.

  • my fav host on bon app rn

  • The coughing makes my eyes burn

  • Oh man as the first time I watched you as a long time BA fan I just know I need to see more of your wonderful food and presentation vibe. Felt your pain with smoke n spice bruv 😂🌋 what we who love do for great food?!

  • Is there a written recipe available for this? I'd love to print it off and cook it!

  • go woke, go broke

  • I wanna try this soooo bad. But where's the plantain? :(

    • @Lucinda Jane I think plantain would go as a side dish rather

    • Recipes are a guide. I’m sure you can add plantain if you really feel you want it?

  • Did not enjoy this host.

  • omg jerk chicken, my parents would make me this when i was little, i miss it, its soo good!!

  • I just want the ba test kitchen/gourmet makes series back.

  • I miss molly

  • Yaaaas, this looks incredible! I love everything you make!

  • Wow this looks insane. 👍🏼

  • This is definitely an outdoor cook, along with Chile Colorado by Aarón Sánchez.

  • Hehe boii

  • There is no such thing as a "dry brine". A brine is a solution and therefore, is wet. Everytime I hear "dry brine", I laugh at the ignorance and turn it off because whoever uses this term has absolutely no clue.

  • Wow this looks amazing. Restaurant quality. Can’t wait to make it!

  • dude looks just like Kobe