Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Just set-it-and-forget-it! So goes the appeal of the slow cooker and, lucky for us, it’s making a comeback. This recipe for jerk chicken bathes chicken drumsticks in a flavorful jerk spice, slow cooks it for 4 hours and quick-broils it for added extra crisp. Imagine coming home to that meal! This dish pairs well with rice, beans and/or a side salad for a complete meal.

Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken


  • 1 cup of chopped Green Onions (approx. 2-3 stalks)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (or more if you like it really spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 pounds of Chicken Legs (approx. 10 drumsticks), with skin on or off as preference
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut or Olive oil for greasing slow cooker


To make jerk seasoning, add all ingredients (except chicken legs and oil) to food processor and pulse until combined.

Grease the slow cooker with oil and place chicken inside. Top with jerk mixture. Cook on low for 4 hours, turning chicken over and basting with juices after 2 hours if possible.

Before serving, set oven to broil. Transfer chicken to baking sheet or roasting pan and pour remaining juices on top. Broil chicken until it is crispy on the outside, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 5  |  Serving Size: 2 drumsticks

Per serving: Calories: 253 ; Total Fat: 12 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 184mg; Sodium: 376 mg; Carbohydrate: 6 g; Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Sugar: 4 g; Protein 34 g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 71 mg; Vitamin A: 1%; Vitamin C: 2%; Calcium: 0%; Iron: 1%