Jerk Chicken from The World's 11 Spiciest Foods (Slideshow)

The World's 11 Spiciest Foods (Slideshow)

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Jerk Chicken

Let’s ease into this list with a dish many people already know: jerk chicken.

Click here for a delicious jerk chicken recipe you can make at home.

This sweet, tangy, and spicy meal is the most iconic food in all of Jamaica, even though most folks have no idea how it gets its spiciness. The key ingredients are scotch bonnet or habanero peppers and allspice, along with cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, and garlic. Need to wash down the heat with a cool beverage? It better be a Red Stripe, mon!

Although brewed in the “Jamaican style,” Red Stripe isn’t actually produced in Jamaica. Click here to find out more.