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A mason jar full of Jerk Seasoning

Jerk Seasoning Recipe

A blend of herbal and baking spices combined with heat for the perfect blend of flavors. A great Jamaican Jerk Seasoning for pork or chicken.
Course Entree, seasoning
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Keyword how to make jerk seasoning, jamaican jerk seasoning, jerk chicken seasoning, jerk rub, jerk seasoning, what is jerk seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Calories 189kcal
Cost $5.00


  • 8-Ounce Mason Jar (for storage)


  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar Dark works as well
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves


  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix together.
  • Using a large funnel or spoon, transfer the rub into a small 8-ounce mason jar. Seal and store in a cool, dry part of your pantry. Will last for 2 months before clumping. Use on grilled chicken or pork.


For more heat consider using more cayenne. We tested with red chili pepper flakes and the grain size difference from the red chili flakes versus the rest of the rub was not a pleasant texture.
If all you have is granulated garlic (versus garlic powder) use 1 ½ tablespoons. The granulated garlic has larger grains and won't be as intense.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7000mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1781IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 5mg