Jerk Chicken Dip is an idea I’ve had for a few years, and after a few trials I’m finally happy with this one. This absolutely delicious appetizer is Jerk seasoned shredded chicken with cream cheese, jalapeno, crushed pineapple, etc.
The very first time I tasted Caribbean Jerk I was in the Bahamas several, several years ago.
On a cruise.
Well, it was a “booze cruise”, which was, um, quite an experience to say the least. It was a boat with about 30 or so people, we were taken out to snorkel and the “punch” was seemingly endless.
What a responsible combination. I was anxious as all hell, to say the least.
After a few hours of drinking, sight seeing, drinking, snorkeling and more drinking, our valiant ship crew who was imbibing right along with us finally announced it was lunch time.
Needless to day, after having
a few several drinks my fear and death grip on the side of the boat relaxed.
I don’t know if it was the booze combined with the fact that I hadn’t eaten all day, but this was seriously one of the most delicious things I had ever put in my mouth.
If you know me at all, you know I can take almost anything and make a dip or appetizer out of it. They’re my favorite things.
This beautiful-ness consists of chicken that’s been seasoned with a jarred Jamaican Jerk marinade (this is what I used and I’ve used it for a few years and I love it).
I shredded the chicken, put that on top of a mixture of cream cheese, caramelized onions and jalapeños, crushed pineapple, then topped with Gorgonzola cheese and in the oven till bubbly.
If you like Jamaican Jerk chicken, you’ll love this dip. The Gorgonzola cheese is optional; but I think it takes it to a new level.
A fantastic level.
Just keep it mind that it’s very strong and a little goes a loooooonngg way – it’s in the blue cheese family.
I thought about using Cheddar or Monterey jack, but the sharpness of the Gorgonzola goes so well with the Jerk flavors.
You could also add more jalapeños to make it really spicy. One pepper gives it just enough kick without being too hot.
Here’s your printable-
Want more Jamaican Jerk Dip inspiration?
Jamaican Jerk Oven Fried Chicken by Ally’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken by Dinner Then Dessert
20 Minute Grilled Jerk Chicken by Half Baked Harvest