'A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.'

This is a good recipe if you have time on your hands. Perfect for self isolation and its is great comfort food. Its really cheap as well once you have all the ingredients in your cupboard and can easily feed 5 people or make a few separate meals.



  • Start 2 nights before
  • Preparation ca. 20 min
  • Cooking time 1 hr
  • Serves 4-5
  • Total costs ca. £10


  • 1 large bowl.
  • 1 large pot that can be used into the oven/baking tray.
  • 1 pair gloves (ideally).


  • 6 Chicken Legs (in Morrisons 2.50 per pack)
  • Salad, rice, potatoes or chips as a side dish, your choice :-)
  • 3 Scotch Bonnet Chillis/Chilli Powder or both
  • 1 thumb sized piece of fresh Ginger/Ground Ginger or both
  • 4 Fresh Garlic Cloves/Garlic Powder or both
  • A handful fresh Thyme or dry or both
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp All Spice
  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Browning
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 



  1. First of all mix all ingredients into a bowl and create a paste.  Like in the first two pictures.  I do it by eye but if you would like to measure do about a table spoon each for all the spices.
  2. It would be ideal to wear gloves as chillis can burn your hand.
  3. Mince together 4 Garlic Cloves and 3 Scotch Bonnets,  a handful of thyme and a thumb sized piece of ginger.
  4. Then add vinegar, soy sauce, browning, worcestershire sauce, lime juice and honey.
  5. Then once you've made the paste chop up the chicken legs into 3 pieces each and slice small holes in each piece. 
  6. Marinate the chicken in a bowl until completely covered and cover with cling film.  Leave in fridge for two nights. 
  7. The thing I like about making this is it gives you something to look forward too.
  8. When cooking heat some oil on a baking tray either in the oven or over the hob and place the chicken skin side down over the piping hot oil.  Then put in the oven for half an hour and then turn over and cook for another half hour.  In the summer it is great on a BBQ as you get the real smokey taste and it brings out the flavour more.
  9. Chicken should be charred and crispy when finished.
  10. Serve with Rice, Coleslaw, Salad, Chips, Sweet Potato etc whatever you fancy really or in my case whatever I have in cupboard. If you have any chop up some spring onions and fresh coriander when you serve.
  11. I sometimes make a gravy to go with it. I make more of the jerk paste and add BBQ or jerk sauce, a bit of water and chop up some potatoes, peppers and carrots and put on a baking tray until it is all charred.

Bon Appétit! :-)