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Jerk Chicken Wings

Jerk Chicken Wings + 10 Paleo Game Day Recipes

How about that local sports team? 

I’m not much of a sports fan but I appreciate the zeal of football fans.  I willingly participate in March Madness and Super Bowl pools because I like to see how far I can get with almost zero knowledge. It’s been a pretty good strategy so far – I won the entire March Madness bracket last year without even knowing all the rules of the game.

While I don’t love sports I love an excuse to throw a themed party. We’ve hosted many Super Bowl parties where guests bring signature dishes from the opposing teams cities and another time a SOUPer bowl potluck soup competition, complete with tomato soup cupcakes and the fanciest of soups; a vichyssoise. Nothing says Super Bowl party like a chilled potato and leek soup! This year we are sticking with traditional Super Bowl snacks – oven baked jerk spiced chicken wings, Cincinnati chili, guacamole, plantain chips, pork rinds, and my citrus baked olives.

Great baked wings at home are easy. The key is to bake them on a wire rack on a sheet pan and baste them with the sauce of your choice. For these jerk spiced wings I made a dry rub and let them marinade and then finished them with ghee before I put them in the oven and close to the end of the cooking time. When I do a saucier style wing, I like to baste with the sauce when I’m turning the wings and then toss before serving once they are finished cooking. Served with sweet potato fries and guacamole, these wings feel like a treat while on the Whole30.

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Jerk Rubbed Chicken Wings
serves 4-6 note: if you'd rather not make your own jerk seasoning, I really love the one from Gneiss Spice
Jerk Chicken Wings
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Course Main Dish
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Wings
Jerk Seasoning
Course Main Dish
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Ingredients
Wings
Jerk Seasoning
Jerk Chicken Wings
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in the jerk seasoning into a large resealable bag.
  3. Add the chicken wings, seal the bag and shake the bag to coat the wings in the dry rub.
  4. Allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes while the oven preheats.
  5. Cover two sheet pans with foil or parchment for easier clean-up. Place wire racks on top of the sheet pans.
  6. Drizzle half of the melted ghee into the resealable bag and evenly coat the wings with ghee.
  7. Place the wings, evenly spaced, on the racks.
  8. Bake the wings for 25 minutes, remove from oven to flip each wing and baste with ghee using a pastry brush or carefully with a spoon.
  9. Return to oven and continue to bake for 20 minutes until fully cooked and crispy.
Recipe Notes

note: if you'd rather not make your own jerk seasoning, I really love this one from Epices De Cru

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25 comments

  1. Jacqueline says:

    OK, you need to tell me your tricks – I never win in March Madness at work. 🙁 Those wings look perfectly done. This spread would have certainly hit the spot last night.

  2. Jacqueline says:

    OK, you need to tell me your tricks – I never win in March Madness at work. 🙁 Those wings look perfectly done. This spread would have certainly hit the spot last night.

    • Leslie-Anne @ From Pasta to Paleo says:

      Ha! Jacqueline, my tricks are not very tricky. Essentially I looked on ESPN and followed their lead plus chose some of my favourite cities randomly!

  3. Fred Nonterah says:

    I love, love Jerk chicken! This Jerk has a little bit of different touch to it than what I’ve seen. I love my wings spicy like this one looks. Thanks for sharing!

    • Leslie-Anne @ From Pasta to Paleo says:

      Thanks for the comment Fred. I love jerk chicken but sometimes find it can be REALLY spicy when I get it from a restaurant – this one has lots of flavour without being exceedingly spicy.

  4. Aish Das-Padihari (MyYellowApron) says:

    Jerk Chicken is on my list of do things for a long time now. I should definitely make these this weekend. My family would thank me.

    • Leslie-Anne @ From Pasta to Paleo says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Aish. I hope your family enjoys the jerk chicken – I know mine does!

  5. Gloria Duggan says:

    Jerk chicken is great, and baked wings are the best…so this is a winner for sure. That is a great collection of party food. The olives have me very intrigued.

  6. Sarah Anne Stubbs says:

    One of our good friends is paleo for health reasons. These recipes would be great for when we have him over for Super Bowl next year!

    • Leslie-Anne @ From Pasta to Paleo says:

      Yes, glad to hear I can be of some help! And I can promise no one else would realize they fit into the ‘paleo’ style of eating!

  7. Jacqueline Piper says:

    This recipe looks awesome! The spice mix sounds so good. I’m going to have to try this the next time our hockey teams play a Saturday night game. Pinning!

  8. Manju Mahadevan says:

    Jerk chicken is my husbands favorite of all times and that is what he pretty much survived on during our vacation to Jamaica a few years ago. All the recipes look so perfect for gameday!

    • Leslie-Anne @ From Pasta to Paleo says:

      Thanks so much Manju! A vacation with jerk chicken sounds amazing right about now as I look out into the snow storm out my window!

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