Bananarama says it’s a cruel summer, but they haven’t had Everything Nice Jerk Chicken Legs, so called because—and let’s talk this through up front—this recipe does not feature Scotch bonnets. The oft scorchingly hot peppers are not always a crowd-friendly ingredient, and this jerk chicken is meant to play nice at all your summer barbecues. Rather, the spice blend is layered with tang, earthiness, sweet stuff, bright stuff, and, of course, hot stuff.<br>
It boasts enough heat to bring a tear to your eye, but it won’t send you running to find the milk carton. Serve with grilled jalapeños, green onions, fresh herbs, and fat wedges of lime. We think you’ll be glad you can still feel your face—and enjoy another piece of chicken.