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Jamaican jerk chicken pizza recipe

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This Jamaican Jerk chicken pizza with Alfredo sauce is a fusion indulgence. Its crisp golden baked dough has a subtle honey sweetness along with oregano herb and garlic flavors. The umami flavors of the moist jerk chicken topping amaze the taste buds. Each bite has a thin creamy white sauce layer, elevating the overall mouthfeel exceptionally. Additionally, there’s the melted mozzarella layer offering a satisfying cheezy pull.

The origin story behind jerk seasoning narrates how the Maroons teaming up with the indigenous tribestaught them meat preservation using spices and herbs. Gradually, the hunt animals like boars were replaced by pork and chicken. Also, the underground cooking method developed to grilling the marinated meat using pimento wood.

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The sole topping of the shredded meat makes this Jamaican jerk chicken pizza utterly fulfilling. If you have a soft spot for chicken pizzas, you are in for a treat. From the classic American BBQ chicken pizza, Indian naan crust butter chicken, and tandoori chicken pizza to the African peri peri chicken pizza and Filipino-style adobo chicken pizza, you cannot miss any of it!

Taking a slice of Jamaican jerk chicken pizza on a whitewashed counter top


Given below is a brief of the ingredients necessary for this Jamaican jerk chicken pizza. You can purchase the items at your nearby store or order online.

  • 00 flour
  • Instant yeast
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Scotch bonnet pepper
  • Jerk seasoning
  • Heavy cream
  • Cheese

The Italian 00 flour is a fine powder that creates a light, crispy, and yummy crust. The dough is easy to knead, has excellent elasticity, and rolling/spreading it doesn’t cause any tears.

Instant yeast has a longer shelf life than active dry yeast. Therefore, you can purchase them in bulk instead of single-use sachets.

This recipe uses raw honey to sweeten the dough. It has all the natural sweetness for not undergoing pasteurization and is also healthier than regular honey.

Garlic is used to flavor all 3 components of pizza (the dough, sauce, and toppings). Therefore, use fresh or good-quality garlic powders.

For the topping, organic bone-in chicken drumsticks are used. They pack more flavor and retain a moist texture. When marinated overnight, the chicken tastes phenomenal.

Scotch bonnets are vibrant colored fiery hot peppers with a mild fruity undertone. If you cannot handle too much heat, skip it.

Jerk seasoning is a powdered blend of herbs, spices, and pepper. It has a warm aromatic spicy, sweet, and pungent flavor that works as an excellent spice rub for chicken and pork. 

Heavy cream is thick milk fat that rises to the surface of the milk while boiling/simmering it. It gives the Alfredo sauce a rich, velvety texture.

This pizza recipe uses two types of cheese. Firstly, parmesan is added to the Alfredo sauce giving it a salty cheesiness. Fresh mozzarella is used as a cheese topping for a melted cheesy layer.

Top view of Jamaican jerk chicken pizza in a pan on a white wood background


All-purpose flour, wheat flour, or gluten-free flour can be used in place of 00 flour. You may buy premade pizza dough or naan dough to save time and effort. Cauliflower crust is another yummy option.

You may substitute the chicken drumsticks with two boneless chicken breasts weighing 5-6 ounces each or use 12 ounces of pork.

Heavy cream can be replaced with half & half, coconut cream, or cream cheese.

Instead of alfredo sauce, this pizza tastes delicious with BBQ sauce. You can also swap it for an easy white sauce made by mixing plain Greek yogurt, heavy cream, and black pepper.

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For additional toppings, you can opt for the colorful grilled red, yellow, and green bell peppers. Other options include sliced red onions, roasted cherry tomatoes, spring onions, and kale.

Cooking the chicken on a charcoal grill instead of the oven adds a smoky flavor. Fire up the charcoal ad let the grill grates heat to medium. Place the marinated chicken drumsticks and grill for 40-50 minutes covered. Flip at 10 minutes intervals and baste the chicken every time with the leftover marinade.

Store and Reheat

You may prepare the dough, alfredo sauce, and jerk chicken and store them separately in the fridge a day or two prior to making the pizza.

The Alfredo sauce should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Therefore, once it cools (at room temperature), transfer it to an airtight jar, and store in the fridge to last 3 days.

To store leftover pizza slices, stack them in an airtight container while placing a paper towel between each piece. Consume them within 3 days!

If you don’t enjoy cold pizza slices, reheat them in the oven, air fryer, on a stovetop, or griddle. For the oven method, place the pizza directly on the rack of a preheated oven and cook for 5-7 minutes at 350° F.

Close up view taking a slice of Jamaican jerk pizza from the pizza pan

How to make Jamaican jerk chicken pizza?

  1. Make the dough – Mix the yeast, water, and honey. Once it turns foamy, add the remaining dough ingredients and run the stand mixer on low speed. Then, mix on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. Remove into an oil-greased bowl to proof for 2 hours.
  2. Prepare the jerk chicken – Blend scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, thyme, and sugar. Mix it with the remaining jerk chicken ingredients. Coat the scored drumsticks with the mixture, marinade for 2 hours, and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Cool the cooked drumsticks, remove the bone, and shred the meat.
  3. Make the sauce – Mix the cream and butter on low heat for 2 minutes. Mix the seasonings for a minute and combine the parmesan until melted.
  4. Assemble the pizza – Roll out the proofed dough and place it in an oil-greased pizza pan. Spread the Alfredo sauce, followed by the mozzarella and jerk chicken topping. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 mins at 475° F.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza FAQ

How to spice up or tone down the heat of the pizza?

If you like it spicy, serve the pizza drizzled with hot jerk sauce. On the other hand, juicy fruit topping helps tone down the spicy level. Grilled pineapple pieces and ripe mango salsa are popular choices.

Can we make the Jerk seasoning at home? 

Yes. Mix 1 tablespoon of onion powder with 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons black pepper, and 1 teaspoon each of allspice, smoked paprika, ground cinnamon, cumin powder, ginger powder, and ground nutmeg.

Which wine goes best with Jamaican jerk chicken pizza?

“Gewürztraminer” is a light white wine that pairs beautifully with this pizza. “Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Pinot Grigio” is a sweet and crisp white wine whose acidity compliments the spicy flavors of jerk chicken incredibly well.

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Jamaican jerk chicken pizza recipe

Recipe by Pizza Poster Course: Main, AppetizersCuisine: Jamaican, ItalianDifficulty: Medium


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This Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza with Alfredo sauce is a fusion indulgence. Its crisp golden baked pizza dough has a subtle honey sweetness.

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  • For the dough
  • 2 3/4 cups 2 3/4 00 flour

  • 2 1/4 tsp 2 1/4 instant yeast

  • 1 cup 1 lukewarm water

  • 1 Tbsp 1 honey

  • 1 Tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 dried oregano

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • For the jerk chicken
  • 8 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks

  • 1 1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional)

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 2 sprigs 2 fresh thyme

  • 1 tsp 1 brown sugar

  • 3 Tbsp 3 Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp 1 low sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 lemon juice

  • For the Alfredo sauce
  • 3/4 cup 3/4 heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 butter

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 Italian herb seasoning

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • A pinch of crushed black pepper

  • 1 cup 1 parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

  • Other toppings
  • 1 cup 1 fresh mozzarella cheese


  • To make the dough
  • Add lukewarm water, honey, and yeast into an electric stand mixer bowl. Mix well and set it aside for 10 minutes to bloom.
  • Attach the dough hook and run the mixer on low speed while gradually adding the flour, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and olive oil. Mix until the ingredients come together into a soft dough.
  • Now, increase to medium-high speed and continue to knead for 5 minutes in the stand mixer.
  • Transfer the dough to an oil-greased bowl. Cover and set aside to proof for 2 hours.
  • To prepare the Jamaican jerk chicken
  • Score the drumsticks and set them aside.
  • Blend the scotch bonnet pepper with the garlic, thyme, and sugar. Remove into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the jerk seasoning, salt, oil, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Add the scored drumsticks and coat well. Cover the bowl and set aside to marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Transfer the marinated drumsticks along with the juices into a baking tray. Spread the drumsticks in a single layer.
  • Transfer the tray to the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes while flipping at 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the tray and let the drumsticks cool at room temperature. Then, discard the bone and shred the meat.
  • To prepare the sauce
  • Transfer the heavy cream and butter into a skillet. Place it on the stove over low heat and cook for 2 minutes while stirring slowly.
  • Add the Italian herb seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well for a minute while stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the freshly grated parmesan and continue to mix until melted and nicely combined.
  • Remove into a bowl.
  • To assemble the pizza
  • Preheat the oven to 475° F.
  • Place the proofed pizza dough into a flour-duster surface. Roll out the dough into an 11-12 inch circle.
  • Transfer it to an oil-greased pizza pan.
  • Spread the Alfredo sauce on the raw pizza crust. Layer the fresh mozzarella and top with the shredded jerk chicken.
  • Place the pizza pan in the middle rack of the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust crisps and the cheese has melted.
  • After removing the pizza from the oven, slice it, and serve immediately.


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  • Serving size = 1 slice
    Calories: 656 | Protein: 40.17g | Fat: 30.62g | Carbs: 57.66g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4.4g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1027mg | Potassium: 664mg

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