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Jerk Chicken Wings

Baked Crispy Jerk chicken wings dusted with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning are the perfect start to any party! Flavored with allspice, cinnamon, and spicy cayenne, they will get your mouth watering!

Baked crispy chicken wings dusted with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning on a cutting board

In my last post, I showed you my recipe for Homemade Jerk Seasoning Mix. I discovered jerk seasoning on my honeymoon to Jamaica in 1999 when we stayed at a Beaches resort and ate everything in site.

Brooks fell in love with the Blue Mountain Coffee and I fell in love with unlimited drinks, the rum, and all the food you could stand.

The jerk seasoning that they had on their chicken was so amazing, I just had to make my own jerk chicken wings at home.

Jamaican Jerk Wings

Now you know I love chicken wings. They are the perfect snack food that doubles as a meal. I could eat chicken wings all day long.

In fact, when I was pregnant with my oldest son, I forced my hubby to eat at Hooters three to four times a week. Not that he complained much about that.  

Now I make my own Jerk chicken wings at home. Check out my Southwest and Crispy Green Herb versions too! Want to keep the spice to a minimum? These buttermilk chicken wings are right up your alley!

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close up of jerk spice crusted wings

You will love how easy to make these jerk chicken wings are!

How to Make Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings

First: Just throw the wings in a zip-top bag, add some jerk seasoning and a few tablespoons of olive oil.

Second: Squish the bag around to spread the seasoning evenly over the wings. Let it sit for about an hour, or overnight if you want.

Third: When you are ready, bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your wings.

Fourth: Enjoy with something to cool your mouth off with!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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jerk seasoned chicken wings on a cutting board

I love to make chicken wings at home because the skin in my wings has to be super crispy. When I say super crispy, I mean I want to hear loud crunching noises in every bite.

Every time I go out for wings they never make them crispy enough or they sit in their sauce waiting to be delivered to the table until they get soggy again.

If you hate soggy chicken wing skin like I do, use a rack to bake your chicken wings. It brings the wings above the pan so they are not sitting in their own juices while they cook and the skin can crisp up on all sides.

Feel free to dip the wings, drizzle it on the top, or just stick your face in it after you eat too many wings and your lips are on fire.

Overhead of Jerk seasoned chicken wings on a cutting board

How long can they marinate?

The longer they sit, the spicier they will be so I wouldn’t go more than 48 hours.

Can I fry them after they are marinated?

Yes, you can! You can deep fry them or cook them in the air fryer!

Are these gluten free?

Yes, they are! They are also, Paleo and Keto friendly. Just remove the brown sugar from the spice mix.

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Jerk Chicken Wings

Baked crispy jerk chicken wings dusted with Jamaican Jerk seasoning are the perfect start to any party! Flavored with allspice, cinnamon, and spicy cayenne, they will get your mouth watering!
4.50 from 6 votes
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Course: Perfect Party Foods
Cuisine: Jamaican, Caribbean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart



  • Combine the wings, olive oil, Jerk seasoning in a bag.
  • Mix to coat the wings and let marinate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with foil.
  • Spray with some non-stick spray.
  • Lay the wings in a single layer and bake for 40-45 minutes or until crispy.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy!


*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars. Thank you!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Rating

valerie davis

Friday 23rd of November 2018

I just love jerk. Can you use vegetable oil if you run out.

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Absolutely you can!

Mardene Carr

Sunday 31st of July 2016

Thanks for featuring something from my country. I saw the word jerk and I was like YUP sounds familiar...LOL

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you so much! We loved all the Jamaican food we had on our honeymoon and want to go back there soon!

Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

Saturday 30th of July 2016

Oh my gosh, these look so good. If I could reach right through the computer, I would! Thanks for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday. I hope we see you again tonight!

lorraine Williamson

Saturday 30th of July 2016

these look yummy pinning and sharing have a great week

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you so much!


Thursday 28th of July 2016

Wings are such a staple at my house, especially in the late summer and fall season, so I'm always looking for recipes to spice them up. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing yet another delicious recipe with us on #shinebloghop this week. It's always so great of you to join us :)