Slow Cooker Sunday: Jerk Chicken - Slender Kitchen

Slow Cooker Sunday: Jerk Chicken

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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I live next door to the most amazing Caribbean place they serve to-die-for jerk chicken, coconut fried chicken (don’t even get me started), fresh aguas, and plantains. It is one of my favorite places to go with friends for a fun night out since it is BYOB and has great outdoor seating. Since my last visit, I have been dreaming about trying to recreate this at home. Normally in a recipe like this I would opt for skin-off chicken but I wanted to keep this more authentic and use the whole chicken as it is traditionally prepared. Feel free to substitute in chicken breasts, thighs, or pork tenderloin. It freezes great so make up a big batch and enjoy. It’s seriously delicious.

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Jerk Chicken

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  • 4 lbs chicken leg meat, skin removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 4 U garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (leave out or use Stevia/Splenda for Paleo, low carb, clean eating)
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 4 U green onions
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 U red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 U habanero peppers
  • 2 cups pineapple, chopped

Nutritional Facts

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Amount Per Serving
Calories 321
Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 206mg
Sodium 666mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Protein 44g


  1. Add the lime juice, orange juice, garlic, thyme, ginger, sugar, allspice, scallion, salt, and red pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend/pulse until well blended.
  2. Taste and begin adding the habaneros/jalapenos one at a time, tasting the sauce each time until it is as spicy as you like. The spice will become a bit milder during cooking, so you may want to make it a touch spicier during this step.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. If using pineapple, add in the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  4. Optional: If you want a crispier chicken, broil it for 4-5 minutes until it crisps up. For a delicious jerk sauce for the chicken, simmer the remaining liquid for 4-5 minutes until it thickens up.
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