Rub the chicken with Jerk Marinade and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Arrange chicken on prepared grill*, skin side down. Baste frequently** and turn chicken about every 10 minutes. Over a slow fire (which is preferred), the chicken will cook in approximately 1-1/2 hours. Over a hotter grill, it will take about 40 minutes. Chicken is done when the flesh feels firm and juices run clear when pricked with a fork. Makes 8 Servings.
Jerk Marinade:Mix together all ingredients in blender or food processor, processing to combine well. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
*For authentic Jamaican flavor, allspice (pimento) wood is added to the coals. Apple wood or hickory may be substituted. Coals should be white when chicken is placed on grill
**The National Chicken Council recommends dividing the marinade, using a portion for marinating chicken and reserving a portion for basting.