some of the jerk spices might have an earthy smell to them. If the chicken were bad you would have smelled it when you opened the package
Originally Posted by Engaged Chicken
It's fine the way it is, if it's really grossing you out, then yes do that... but I'd just cook it the way it is, you're smelling it way more concentrated now than it's really going to taste on the chicken. Just relax and eat it.