Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is the perfect meal as we approach warmer spring and summer months. Not only is all the work done by the slow cooker meaning you never have to turn on the stove, the mango salsa screams summer with its bright and fresh flavors. I have been making versions of this dish for years with a homemade jerk sauce but recently came across a packaged jerk seasoning mix that does all the hard work for you. It's delicious, balanced, and means you don't have to spend time measuring out tons of individual spices.
Now when it comes to making this dish, there are some adjustments you may want to make depending on the jerk seasoning you use. Start by tasting your jerk seasoning to test out the spiciness. Some seasonings are mild and some are incredibly spicy. For a milder seasoning you can add some extra cayenne pepper and for a spicy mixture, you may need to use a little bit less or add a touch more sugar to balance it out. Then depending on your diet, you can decide if you want to swap out the brown sugar (traditionally used) for honey or agave. You can also leave it out completely (Paleo, Whole30, or low carb) since the mango salsa will add some sweetness to the dish.
The fun part comes in deciding how to serve this - there are just so many delicious things you can do with this Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
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