This is an awesome Jamaican-inspired dish that you can make at home. While traditional Jerk isn’t quite paleo and calls for pimento-wood charcoal, this jerk chicken wing recipe is pretty darn close and is much easier.

So, what is jerk chicken?

 “Jerk” is a spice and method of seasoning chicken and other meat that originates in Jamaica. The main component is the allspice berry. Like allspice, all of the traditional ingredients, such as the the ginger and scallions, grow natively on the island. Seen as one of the great barbecue traditions of the world, the uniquely spicy and slightly sweet profile is incredibly satisfying to even the most sophisticated palate.

Paleo Jamaican Jerk Wings
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  1. 3lb Chicken Wings
  1. 1 onion, chopped
  2. 2/3 cup scallions, sliced
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. ½ tsp. dry thyme
  5. 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  6. 1 ½ tsp. allspice
  7. ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  8. ½ tsp. cinnamon
  9. ½ cup minced jalapenos
  10. 1 tsp. black pepper
  11. 2 tsp. hot sauce
  12. 2 T. coconut aminos
  13. ¼ cup olive oil
  1. Puree all marinade ingredients in blender until smooth. Marinate wings in the marinade for
  2. at least an hour, up to overnight. Remove wings from marinade, preheat oven to 400 and lay wings on parchment lined sheet tray and bake for 25-35 minutes until completely done.
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