Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.

Jerk Chicken in the slow cooker

Jerk Chicken in the Slow Cooker is Easy

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is an easier way to make a delicious authentic Jamaican meal than firing up the grill and you’ll have no worries about the smoke you’ll be making on the indoor grill or the peppers burning your eyes standing above the outdoor grill.

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is actually a take on my classic Jerk Chicken recipe that I used to roast for clients (I would spatchcock the chicken and rub the mixture into it and roast it in a cast iron skillet for basically the best roast chicken ever!) but adjusted for the fact that I never have time or patience to keep my eye on the oven now that life is basically a circus.Jerk Chicken served over rice with sliced jalepenos

Jerk Chicken Spice

The herbs and onions in the marinade for this Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is about as delicious and authentic as I’ve had. I de-seed and de-vein the jalapeno before using it but when I know I don’t have to share with a spice-wimp I double the jalapeno and leave the ribs in. Jamaican jerk chicken recipe made in the slow cooker

The added heat makes it an even more authentic version with the extra spicy kick. Plus since you’re using the slow cooker all that delicious heat mellows out a bit and melts into the chicken thighs which are going to be super moist and perfect for enjoying over a bowl of steamed rice or fried plaintains and a delicious Red Stripe beer.

Looking for more slow cooker chicken recipes? They’re a favorite around here:

How to make Jerk Chicken in the slow cooker

Tools used in the making of this Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Recipe:
Slow Cooker: Love this slow cooker and how programmable it is, it has been a workhorse for me… until…
My New Slow Cooker: This recipe was made in this slow cooker. I browned the chicken in the cast aluminum insert before cooking the chicken on low, so I didn’t have a second pan to clean. For larger roasts I also brown the meat in the insert and not lose a bunch of the flavor by transferring the meat and leaving the browned bits behind. If you’re thinking of a new slow cooker, consider it if your budget is open.
AllSpice Spice Rack: I use this spice rack and fill up the bottles with freshly purchased spices. It’s basically one of the most beautiful things in my kitchen and when you’re working with a large quantity of spices, not having to hunt and peck through your cupboards makes everything go at warp speed.

Recipe

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

4.91 from 30 votes
  • Yield: 6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Jamaican
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs bone and skin on
  • 3 green onions from tip to tail with root trimmed
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper de-seeded and de-veined
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the chicken thighs to a large skillet and brown them on medium high heat on both sides for 3-5 minutes.

  2. In a food processor add the green onions, onion, jalapeno, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and puree until smooth.
  3. Add the chicken to the slow cooker skin side up and pour the sauce over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 , Amount per serving: 312 calories, Calories: 312g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 809mg, Potassium: 288mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 190g, Vitamin C: 4.3g, Calcium: 21g, Iron: 1.3g

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken with white rice on plate

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is a quick recipe with fantastic authentic Jamaican flavors of peppers, onions, allspice and cloves and with no mess to clean up.

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  1. I love this recipe but I actually do it as a marinade. I’ll put all the ingredients in a blender/processor (with some added garlic), then pour it in a ziplock with 2-3 tenderized chicken breasts. Let them sit in the fridge for a couple hours and then throw the breasts on the grill. If you want to be really fancy, you can keep the juice from the ziplock and throw it in a sauce pan with some chicken stock. Reduce it until it’s thicker, and put that on some white rice with chopped green onions. One of my favorite meals to make!