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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Bring some new flavors to the dinner table with this simple Jamaican jerk seasoning. It's slightly spicy, sweet, and perfect for chicken, shrimp, beef or even vegetables! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 8
Calories: 17kcal


  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (for mild spice; up to ½-1 teaspoon for a spicier version)


  • Stir together all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
  • Don't be afraid to use this seasoning aggressively! Use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of chicken, shrimp or steak.


*Don't be afraid to use this seasoning aggressively. I advise using 2-3 tablespoons per pound of chicken, shrimp or steak.
**Fresh mango goes really well with this Jamaican jerk seasoning.
***turn this into a marinade by combining seasoning with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Use on 1 lb of chicken breasts.
Keep in an air tight container in the pantry for up to 1 year


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg