This slow cooker jerk chicken recipe is super easy to make. You'll love the sweet and spicy flavor and the way the chicken falls off the bone.
Cooking chicken or any meat in the slow cooker is a great way to make a delicious meal with little effort. This particular recipe uses ingredients found in Jamaican Jerk cooking, with both fresh and dried components.
The marinade is a wet one. Often you will find a recipe that uses a dry rub. However, since I was using the slow cooker I wanted to combine some jarred Jerk seasoning with a few fresh ingredients. I especially love the combination of sweet fresh pineapple and the heat from jalapenos in this dish.
Here I used chicken parts with bones and skin. I think that adds a lot more flavor. However, I noticed many stores are offering only boneless and skinless chicken parts. So if that's all you can get, go with it. You may find you'll need less cooking time.
Yes, there is a lot of fat and liquid in the pot at the end of cooking. This is common when cooking meats in a slow cooker.
Just gently lift the chicken out an place it on a platter.
Finally, serve the slow cooker jerk chicken with some delicious rice and maybe a fresh green salad and you have an easy, delicious, and flavorful meal.
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
- 4 pounds of chicken breasts and thighs including skin and bones
- 2 Tablespoons of pickled jalapenos
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 Tablespoons Jerk seasoning mix
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks
- 1/2 small onion
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup lime juice about 2 juicy limes
- Combine jalapenos, garlic, pineapple, onion, Jerk seasoning, olive oil, and lime juice in a food processor.
- Process until smooth.
- Place the chicken pieces in a slow cooker.
- Spoon the marinade from the food processor on top of the chicken.
- Cook on high heat for 4 hours.
- Remove chicken pieces and serve over rice.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.