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Recipe: Light Hearted Jerk Chicken

This recipe uses our Lo-Cal IPA, Light Hearted.

This recipe makes 6-8 servings and is best enjoyed with a Light Hearted (or a few).


  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2tsp ground All spice
  • 3tsp paprika
  • 2tsp dried thyme
  • Red onion – peeled and rough chop
  • 6 Habanero peppers – remove seeds
  • 2tsp sea salt
  • ¾ C dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C mustard powder
  • 4 limes, zest and juice
  • 1 head of garlic, peeled
  • ½ C Cider vinegar
  • 1 can of Bell’s Light Hearted or chicken broth
  • 2 whole chickens cut into portions, drumsticks, thigh, breast, bone in cut in half Or 8 chicken thighs/drumsticks


  • In a blender, place all ingredients (except Chicken) and blend until smooth. Place chicken pieces in large bowl or Ziploc bag, cover and coat with marinade, refrigerate overnight, up to 2 days ahead.
  • Place chicken on a foiled tray, removing some of the marinade, bake at 275*F for 25 minutes. Pre heat BBQ grill to medium hot.
  • Remove chicken from oven and finish on the grill until the skin begins charred and golden brown. Do not burn!
  • Remove from grill and serve with rice and beans, grilled corn on the cob and a pint of Bell’s Light Hearted Ale