Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jamaican Jerk Chicken (Crockpot)

Crockpot Jamaican Jerk Chicken is packed full of delicious flavors with a mouthwatering aroma!

My husband and I honeymooned in Jamaica after we were married a few years ago. We had an absolutely perfect honeymoon and reminisce quite often about how much fun we had. From time to time, Mike reminisces about the traditional Jamaican Jerk Chicken we enjoyed daily. I surprised Mike a few weeks ago with this recipe I created, and he said it's the closet to the original that he's had yet.

We felt it was best served with a Jamaican Appleton Rum and Coke. As you smell this meal cooking all day and enjoy the mouthwatering flavor, I caution that you'll be dreaming of white sandy beaches and clear, turquoise ocean waters.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken (Crockpot)
·1 whole chicken or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
·4 green onions, sliced
·1 onion, chopped
·1 head garlic, minced
·2 fresh cayenne/hot peppers, chopped
·½ cup distilled white vinegar
·½ cup orange juice
·¼ cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
·1 TBS + 1 tsp GF soy sauce substitute
·1 TBS lime juice
·2 TBS brown sugar
·2 tsp allspice
·1 tsp thyme
·1 tsp black pepper
·1 tsp ginger
·½ tsp cayenne pepper
·¼ tsp nutmeg
·¼ tsp cinnamon

Place prepared green onions, onion, garlic, and cayenne/hot peppers in a food processor. Process until minced.

Combine remaining liquid ingredients and seasonings (from white vinegar to ginger) in a bowl. Stir well. Stir in minced vegetables.

Spread a few tablespoons of the sauce mixture in the bottom of the crockpot. Add the chicken and pour the remaining sauce mix over the chicken. Cook on high for 4-6 hours.

Remove the chicken from the crockpot, shred and de-bone. Serve cooked sauce mixture over the top of the chicken. 


Jeni said...

So, I made some changes and it still turned out delicious! I didn't have any green onion or cayenne peppers so I just used cayenne pepper powder. I cooked the chicken in a skillet with the garlic and onion. I cut the liquid and seasonings in half and added approximately 1 teaspoon cornstarch and poured the sauce mixture over the chicken and cooked it until it thickened. I cooked peppers and served them in tortillas and everyone loved it!

As Good As Gluten said...

Jeni, thanks for sharing your spin! I'm so glad it turned out for you! I'm going to have to try your version next time I don't plan in advance to put dinner in the crockpot. I also LOVE serving it with peppers and tortillas - sounds delicious!