Easy and savory Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables all in ONE pan. Marinate chicken for 1 hour or even overnight will enrich the flavor. This recipe can be made ahead. Prepare vegetables and marinate chicken. When ready to cook, assemble everything in the pan according to the instruction, then bake.

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Growing up, I didn’t really have many one-dish meals. The family-style dining concept in China taught me that the number of dishes basically should be equal to the headcount. My mother helped reinforce the concept by always cooking at least two or three dishes for each meal for just the two of us. Usually, there would be a meat dish, a vegetable dish and sometimes a seafood dish or a soup on the table, plus rice. And the next day, I would pack the same dishes in a lunch box, then bring it to work. Therefore, the concept of one-dish meal didn’t occur to me until I started taking charge of the kitchen.

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

Six months ago, we temporarily moved in with my brother-in-law. Being upgraded from cooking for two to cooking for four adults (my husband Han, his brother Felix, Felix’s girlfriend Stephanie, and myself), I am more appreciative of the idea of throwing everything together in one pan or one pot. It’s quick and easy. More importantly, it’s less overwhelming for me. I am pretty sure that I’d go crazy if I cook four or five dishes for every meal.

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

Occasionally, I cook for only myself, and that’s the best time to clear out the leftovers. Noodle soup is by far my favorite one-dish meal but not everyone in the house enjoys it. Well, that means I get to do whatever I want with it.

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

Throwing leftovers altogether might not seem to be an elegant way to eat. However, one-dish meals can be done in a nice way and still keep all the benefits such as –

  • It’s simple to prepare and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
  • It’s a good economical way to cook delicious and healthy meals.
  • It’s fun to do as you can experiment with many types of meals, especially if you have a crock pot.
  • It can be made to feed a single person or a crowd.
  • Because only one dish or pot is used in the preparation, after meal cleanup is efficient.

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

With that said, I have been actively trying to turn good recipes into one-dish meals which are not only delicious but nutritious and healthy! I wanted to share more of these recipes with you. Whether you cook for a crowd, for two, or for one, I hope you find these one-dish meals useful. 🙂

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

Let’s kick things off with this Caribbean Jerk Chicken With Vegetables.

I’ve tried to grill the jerk chicken once. It was so amazing that this recipe is on the back of my head all the time. Since the weather is cold, I moved the chicken into the oven and added lots of vegetables at the bottom to test, and today’s recipe is the result of my experiment. Both the chicken and the vegetables are super tender and flavorful after baking. Although all the ingredients are cooked together, everything still keeps its own distinctive taste, creating a fantastic sauce at the bottom of the pan at the same time.

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

The best part about this recipe is that you can prepare ahead. Make the marinade and nestle the chicken in. Chop up the vegetables and put them in a Ziploc bag. It only takes 10 minutes to finish the preparation. Refrigerate the ingredients until you are ready to cook. The chicken gets to marinate this way, which is even better. Your oven will do the work once you put everything in a baking pan. I would be surprised if you told me that you drank the leftover sauce because I totally did, seriously!

One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables

Hope you enjoy this recipe and if you get a chance to make it, leave a comment below and let me know how you like it. I’d love to hear from you. Happy cooking!


One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Vegetables

Easy and savory Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Vegetables all in ONE pan.

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Caribbean


  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup carrot coins or baby carrots
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)

For The Marinade

  • 1 (0.7-ounce) envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place all ingredients of the marinade in a big mixing bowl. Stir until combined well.
  3. Rinse chicken drumsticks and pat dry with paper towels and place them in the marinade; turn the drumsticks with tongs to make sure they are well coated. Set aside.
  4. Chop vegetables and spread the veggies out at the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan. Pour chicken broth over, then sprinkle with thyme.
  5. Now, lay chicken on top of the veggies. Scrape off any remaining marinade into the pan.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes. Turn once halfway through.
  7. Serve the chicken with vegetables and the sauce from the pan. Enjoy!


Marinate chicken for 1 hour or even overnight will enrich the flavor. This recipe can be made ahead. Prepare vegetables and marinate chicken. When ready to cook, assemble everything in the pan according to the instruction, then bake.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 776
  • Sugar: 12.7g
  • Sodium: 1291.8mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.2g
  • Protein: 61.4g
  • Cholesterol: 278.3mg

Keywords: jerk chicken


22 thoughts on “One-Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken With Vegetables”

  1. Easy recipe to make but not very exciting at all. Caribbean food should shout “flavor” and this recipe fell very short. Had to cook it for 1hr & 15 mins to get the chicken cooked inside. That said the jerk rub (seasoning) was very good and filled the house with a beautiful aroma. Sadly it was a mediocre dish. Ps: I love jerk cooked food!

  2. I tried this for my weekly meal plan and it’s very easy to make. One pan meals like this is so good for working people like me.

  3. Has anyone used chicken breasts instead of drumsticks? Bone in meat not an option for one adult. Can’t wait to try. Thanks!

    1. I couldn’t wait. I used two chicken breasts cut in 2 lengthwise pieces each to marinate and cook as directed. It was yummy.

      1. Excellent news. I actually haven’t tried with chicken breasts yet. I am making this recipe for a group of 8 next week. It’s good to know that chicken breasts work fine because some of the people from that group might not be ok with bone-in meat either. Thank you for trying it out and leaving comments. 🙂

  4. Just made this and it was delicious. Next time, I’m going to increase the sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. You are welcome! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. YES! The sauce is so good that every time I make this recipe, there’s not a drop left.

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  6. Just curious how this could be 867 calories per serving? I plan on making this tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes!

  7. I made this last night. It was delicious and my fiancé loved it and ate it all. It was so easy and simple. Thank you for this great recipe. 🙂 can’t wait to make it again!

    1. So glad to hear that you and your fiancé loved this recipe! I will create more of those one-pan dishes soon. Cheers! 🙂

  8. I love one pan meals! They are the best!! Especially when I have a busy evening. I only need to do a little bit of prep and then let the oven do it’s thing. This one looks delicious – thanks for sharing!

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