Lively Up Lime Jerk Slow-Roasted Chicken recipe

Yesterday I shared with you a fast lunch idea: A Sweet Orange Habanero shrimp salad. The Sweet Orange Habanero seasoning is from Caribbean Trading Company out of Puerto Rico.

They were generous enough to supply me with two seasonings of my choice AND two more to give away to one of you!


First, I want to share the dish I made with the Lively Up Lime Jerk seasoning. Y'all know John and I love roasting a whole chicken. Not only is the flavor to.die.for, but since we are a family of two, we can stretch this chicken over several meals, not to mention getting some killer stock out of the carcass.

Let me share with you the recipe for a Lively Up Lime Jerk Slow-Roasted Chicken:
You'll need to gather a few items first: 
1. A whole chicken {that's completely thawed, rinsed, and patted dry - and don't forget the innards!}
2. An empty beer soda can
3. Lime juice
4. Caribbean Trading Company's Lively Up Lime Jerk seasoning
5. A small piece of tin foil
6. A 9x13 pan

After you've thawed, rinsed, and gutted your bird, make sure he's patted dry. Fill your rinsed soda can about 1/2 full with a 1:1 mixture of lime juice and water.

Shove the can up the cavity of the bird and stand that bad boy on it's end in the middle of your 9x13 pan. Then, generously rub the bird down with Lively Up Lime Jerk seasoning. Put a small piece of tin foil over the top of the bird to prevent over browning, and to keep the lime water from evaporating out the top of the bird's cavity.

Roast your chicken at 325* for about 2 hours. You want the internal temperature to be 165* in the breast or thigh. The leg of the bird will also be wiggly and come away from the thigh when it's done.

My sister and I just couldn't wait to tear into this delicious dinner, take a look:

We both commented that the lime flavor was delicious, and the meat was moist thanks to the combination of seasonings and the lime water. There was subtle spice, which is perfect for me. I don't like extremely spicy foods.

With the leftover chicken we're going to make a few wraps for our upcoming lunches this week. Booya!

What is your favorite way to make a roasted chicken? Would you use this Lively Up Lime Jerk seasoning in a different way? 


  1. Lime jerk sounds great and your chicken looks fantastic!

  2. I think I'd try this lime jerk chicken, Kelli. It looks fabulous! But I'd totally use a beer can. ;-)

  3. Can't wait to try this, but I don't have a chicken standy-upper. Does it still work?

    1. And I would totally love that habanero!

    2. Oh yeah, you can just use the can. You'll have to situate the lets to help prop it up, but it'll work without the little stand. Just don't do your jumping jacks by the stove :)

  4. mmm sounds good! I usually make roast sticky chicken. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. I reaaalllllyyy need to try making sticky chicken. I bet it's so easy!

  5. My hubby would love the orange habanero and we both would love the lime jerk.

  6. I love all the recipes!


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