Tasty Tuesday – Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken

I found this great recipe from another blog and was drawn to it immediately. I went home on lunch, prepped it and when I got home from work that evening, oh, baby! I knew we would have some good eating for dinner!

Image from http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

The Ingredients

serves 4 to 6

4-5 pound whole chicken (I used drumsticks and wings)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon all spice (not a typo, I used a whole tablespoon!)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons kosher salt

3 limes, juiced (about 1/3 cup)

 

The Directions

Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Skin the bird as much as you can (or don’t. it’s your choice.) and place it into the slow cooker. I prefer to cook my chickens upside down, to keep the breast meat as juicy as possible. Make sure all the giblets, neck, etc. are out!

In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and dry spices. Rub this spice and sugar mixture all over the bird, inside and out.

Spices and Lime

 
 

Spices rubbed on bird!

 

Squeezing Limes

 

It really does make 1/3 cup

 
 

Pour on the lime juice. Cover, and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4. Check doneness with a meat thermometer, or cut in to make sure the meat is no longer pink. Usually the bird falls completely apart–which is great. Moist, juicy, wondefully-flavored meat.

The finished bird! YUM!

 You can serve with lime wedges for a bit of extra citrus flavor, if you’d like.

I will definitely be making this again soon! Delish! Not too spicy, but it had just enough heat and tender! YUM!

Enjoy!

 

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2 Responses to Tasty Tuesday – Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken

  1. Serenity23 says:

    I am going to try this recipe for dinner tomorrow. I’ll report back as to how it turns out.

  2. Tatiana says:

    Ok, that looks DELICIOUS! I wonder if they have crockpots in Germany? *leaves to go find one*

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