Jerk Chicken Drumsticks With Mango Salsa

Photo: Courtesy of Chef Devan Rajkumar

Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook time: 35 minutes

              Yield 2-3


8 chicken drumsticks

3 tbs of jerk marinade

Mango Salsa:

1 mango, finely diced

1/2 red pepper, finely diced

5 chives, finely sliced

juice of 1/2 a lime

zest of 1 lime

1 tsp olive oil

1/3 tsp salt 


Remove chicken from fridge 1 hour prior to cooking, allowing it to cook more evenly. 

In a mixing bowl, combine chicken with jerk marinade and thoroughly massage into chicken. Allow to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours. Overnight is best.

Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place chicken skin-side up and cook for 10 minutes, then flip. Complete this process 3 more times over a 35 minute time period.

Combine all ingredients for mango salsa in a bowl and set aside until required. 

When a temperature probe registers at least 165°F, remove drumsticks from oven and allow to cool for 6-7 minutes before serving. Top with salsa and serve!

Chef Devan Rajkumar