This Crock Pot Jerk Chicken Recipe has been adapted from the traditional
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe. Jerk is a Caribbean method of cooking
perfected by the Jamaican slaves. It's a barbecue style of cooking where
marinaded meat is cooked over an open fire.
Here we use the crock pot so no open fires but still has the great spicy, barbecue chicken taste.
Okay so I am a sissy when it comes to spicy foods but this jerk chicken marinade is seriously yum. The chicken comes out amazingly and incredibly tender. I love that I just have to add my ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning and have a delicious dinner waiting for me. Usually jerk Chicken has to marinaded forever but here it get's marinaded while it cooks slowly for the day. Can it seriously be this easy?
I would suggest you use chicken thighs or chicken legs for this recipe. They stay moist and have a better flavor. Chicken breast meat tends to dry out a bit, especially when cooking it for so long. I tend to use my crock pot a lot more in Winter, for warm comforting stews. Save the juices in the crock pot to pour over the rice that you serve the chicken with.
Jerk Chicken Ingredients
How To Cook Crock Pot Jerk Chicken
onion and ginger in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add
remaining ingredients, except the chicken pieces, and pulse until well combined.
Place chicken in a 3 1/2-quart (or larger) slow cooker/Crock Pot and
cover with sauce. Cover, set on low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours or until
chicken is tender (3 to 4 hours on high).