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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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183
Calories 
5g
Carbs 
4g
Fat 
29g
Protein 
2
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Sometimes I get asked questions about kitchen tips and tricks, and although I don’t have too many, I do have one favorite. Most marinade recipes work great in the crockpot. Make the marinade and pour it over the meat in the crockpot, let cook for hours, and enjoy. The recipe below does exactly that takes a jerk marinade recipe from this month’s Bon Appetit minus the oil and turns it into a delicious slow cooker meal. I used chicken thighs and breasts for this but it would work great with pork as well. It also goes without saying you could as it was intended as a marinade and then throw it on the grill.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

4
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

8
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 U garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (or Stevia, honey, agave)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 4 U scallions
  • 2 U habanero peppers, seeded
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 U red pepper
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
5 oz. (227g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
1%
Saturated Fat 1g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 102mg
9%
Sodium 601mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g

Directions

  1. Place all of the chicken in the crockpot.
  2. In a blender, combine all the other ingredients. I recommend adding the habaneros one at a time and then tasting so you get the right level of heat. Pour over the chicken. Cook for 6 hours in the crockpot.
  3. Shred the chicken and serve.

Notes

Next time I make this I will do two things that I think will make it even better, and it was delicious. First, I will add in probably about a cup of fresh chopped pineapple into the crockpot with the chicken. I think this will add a nice sweetness to the dish. Then once the chicken is done cooking, I will pour the broth into a sauce pan and thicken it up a bit the broth was great but it would have made an even more delicious sauce.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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