Enjoy the unique Jamaican flavors in this delicious and flavorful Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken.
It's only been a week since we came back from our trip to Jamaica and I can still see, taste and feel it -in my dreams. I am precisely referring to the chicken shack located in a far corner of the resort, quite hidden by palm trees, endless pools and cozy cabanas. But there, in the chicken shack is where all my dreams begin...
Is to go back as soon as possible. So I was able to convince Mr. Protein (a.k.a Ron) to book our next stay 😉 Woohoo?
Is to re-create (like it's even possible!) the Jamaican's signature jerk chicken. Oh my!
If you ever had Jamaican Jerk Chicken before, you know exactly what I am talking about. That stuff melts in your mouth, then it explodes in flavor. BOOM...! just like that. Then you look for the waiter/ waitress to ask for more cuz you can't, I mean... you just can't end it there.
However, when none of the above is available, the very next best thing to do is to play "I wanna love you" by Bob Marley really loud, drop the shades so you don't get distracted the piles of snow on the deck and cook up some Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Are you ready?
Slow Cooker Jamaican Jerk Chicken
- 5 chicken thighs skinless and boneless
- 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil divided
- 2 tablespoon Jamaican Jerk seasoning
- 1 cup chicken/ beef broth
- salt + pepper to taste
- Turn slow cooker/ crock pot on high and add the chicken/ beef broth.
- Wash the chicken tights thoroughly. I like to squeeze fresh lemon after washed. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Heat about ½ tablespoon of oil in a skillet.
- Rub chicken with remaining olive oil, then season with Jamaican jerk seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Place chicken on hot skillet and cook for about 3 minutes each side.
- Transfer seared chicken from skillet to slow cooker and allow it to cook on high heat for about 3 hours.
- Serve over a bed of rice and with some cold beer. Cheers!
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Bethany @ athletic avocado says
Ohhhh jerk chicken is my fave, so flavorful! I bet this slow cooker version is just as amazing as the kind they make in jamaica, it looks so juicy!
Silvia Ribas says
I had never tried jerk chicken until I went to Jamaica, so pretty much started from the top and I think this recipe is somewhere close up there 🙂 Thanks lovely!!
Love this! Looks so good...and simple! And although I know what you mean, your ingredient list says "5 chicken tights" instead of " 5 chicken thighs". Even still, can't wait to try this!
Silvia Ribas says
Oops 🙁 will fix that, thanks for pointing it out. Glad you liked it too!!
Is the Jamaica jerk seasoning in the spice aisle?
Silvia Ribas says
Yes, that’s where I bought mine! If you can’t find it there maybe try Amazon?
Mojo Bone says
Walkerswood is the best, most authentic jerk sauce/marinade we've found. It's available on Amazon
This was really delicious! So tasty, so tender! Magnifique! ☺️😋 The kids and I loved it, but unfortunately, my husband couldn’t eat because it was too spicy for him. Is there a substitute? Thanks!
Silvia Dunnirvine says
That's wonderful, I am happy to hear! As for your husband I'd say that normally jerk seasoning has some spices that adds heat to the dish but if you make your own jerk seasoning at home you can use less cayenne/ habanero pepper and red pepper flakes to make it less spicy for him. Here are some spices that goes into the Jamaican jerk seasoning in case you want to make your own; cayenne pepper or habanero pepper, allspice, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, parsley, brown sugar, ginger, pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to round out the spice blend.