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27 May


Metro Caribbean Lunch Menu will be featuring recipes from some of the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary enthusiasts as we endeavor to tantalize your taste buds.

The first recipe comes from Deborah Lynch Burchell. Originally from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Deborah who currently resides in NYS , CA , OR and the Chicago Land area is a Caterer, Food Blogger ,Culinary Teacher, Upcoming Cookbook Author, Personal and Private Chef, Caribbean Food Travel Host ,Mother, Grandmother and Wife to her Husband Bryan; they own and operate a Caribbean Catering and Meal Delivery Service.

Today, Deborah will be sharing her Caribbean Jerk Spiced Chicken Wings recipe!

Prep time: 20 mins                Cook time: 45 mins               Total time: 1 hour 5 mins


Author: Deborah Lynch Burchell

Recipe type: Appetizer

Cuisine: Caribbean

Serves: 8



  • 24 chicken wings with skin (approx. 3 pounds), rinsed and patted dry
  • Island Jerk Rub
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pineapple Jerk Sauce

  • 1 cup jerk sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon butter, optional
  • Blend/Puree, pineapple juice, cornstarch and chopped pineapple in a blender, add jerk sauce and continue blending until you have a pureed sauce, pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to a simmer until slightly thickened, approximately 2 – 3 minutes. Add butter if using and mix together.



  1. In a small bowl, mix together Island Rub Ingredients, set aside. The baking powder in this recipe will create a crispy chicken wing.
  2. Place wings in a large bowl or in a zip-lock bag. Add the Island rub and season chicken thoroughly by making sure it is coated evenly all over.
  3. Allow the seasoned chicken wings to sit at room temp for about 15 minutes
  4. Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions.
  5. Preheat oven to 300F
  6. Line a baking tray with foil, and then place a rack (like a cooling rack or something similar) on the foil. Spray or brush the rack with a small amount of oil.
  7. Place the wings on the baking tray in a single layer.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes at 300 F degrees. Turn up the oven temp to 400; continue baking for an additional 25 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through.
  9. Turn oven to Broil. Broil to desired crispiness, about 2- 3 minutes, depending on the power of your broiler!
  10. Remove baking tray from the oven and let it stand for at least 5 minutes.
  11. Toss wings in ½ of the pineapple jerk sauce and serve with remaining sauce as a dip or you can even serve with a Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream Dip





If you want your wings to be crispier, just flip chicken wings over and broil the other side. You can also use any store bought jerk sauce/marinade for this recipe, although making at home is always the best, but to save time in the kitchen use store bought. I highly recommend Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Mixed Pack – 10 Oz Each Mild, Hot & Spicy


“Caribbean Jerk Spiced Chicken Wings, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, smeared in an island jerk rub then showered in the most delicious pineapple jerk sauce. This flavor combination is mad addictive. You will not be able to stop eating these wings. They are that Good! In fact they are Finger Licking GORGEOUS!”


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