Vegan Jerk Chicken – A Unique and Flavorful Take on Plant-Based Cuisine

Vegetarians and vegans alike will love this unique take on a classic Caribbean cuisine favorite – vegan jerk chicken. Combining the traditional flavors of jerk seasoning blend with the versatility of seitan, this recipe is sure to wow the taste buds and have you wondering why you haven’t been making vegan jerk chicken all along!


• 250g seitan, shredded
• 2-3 tablespoons jerk seasoning
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• ½ teaspoon allspice
• ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
• 2 tablespoons vegan-friendly oil
• ¼ cup vegetable broth
• Fresh limes, cut into wedges


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
2. In a large bowl, mix the seitan, jerk seasoning, garlic powder, allspice, nutmeg, oil, and vegetable broth until it forms a thick paste.
3. Grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Spread the seitan mixture into the baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the seitan is crispy on the outside.
5. Serve with a wedge of fresh lime.

Additional Notes:

This vegan jerk chicken is the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon barbecue, thanks to its tantalizing blend of aromatic spices and flavors. The classic Caribbean jerk seasoning gives the dish a kick, while the nutmeg and allspice add a subtle warmth underneath the heat. And with the addition of a fresh lime wedge to brighten up the plate, this dish will soon become a favorite.

For a more complex flavor profile, you can also try adding a ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger or cinnamon to the seasoning blend. Or, take it to the next level and bring some heat to the party by adding a dash of your favorite hot sauce.

Vegan jerk chicken is an incredibly versatile dish and can be served up with steamed rice, roasted yams, or even in a sandwich wrap. For a truly authentic taste, why not try it alongside some other classic Caribbean dishes, such as fried plantains or curried chickpeas and rice.