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Jerk Chicken in a Crockpot

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I just got back from a birthday vacation and I'm totally inspired by Caribbean food. This is why I love to travel. I love tasting FOOD! Since I've started to feel more confident with my cooking skills, one of my favorite hobbies is trying to copy fabulous meals I've had somewhere else. That's a gift that gets recreated every time! Way more lasting than tiki masks cluttering the mantle!

Most recipes I found for jerk chicken marinate the chicken. I just got home, have to work, I can't be bothered to make a marinade then cook it later. I just want to set it and forget it. Enter the trusty crockpot.

Here's the ingredients going into the crockpot this morning. Diced onions, red bell pepper, some chicken stock, and Jamaican jerk seasoning.

I cut 2 large chicken breasts into 8 pieces and layered them on the bottom of the crockpot. 2 cups of chicken broth, the onions, bell pepper, and 1 tbsp of the seasoning go in the pot, mon.

Set on high for 1 hour on fast boil, then set on low for the rest of the day. Pot of rice is made in my rice cooker. Now I work, clean dishes, unpack, pick up the cats, etc.

It's chow time! No fancy plating this time, just food in a bowl. Scoop of rice, scoop of chicken.

And that's as easy as a healthy, home cooked meal!

It's delicious and oh so tender, but not quite a replica of the jerk chicken I had in the Bahamas. I'll have to continue to practice! I think they might have used coconut milk. Or was it a tomato base? I'll try both ways, next time.
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    When putting raw chicken in a crock pot, don't forget to start it off on the high setting and let it cook completely through, before setting on low. If you can't set it on high before leaving, then saute the chicken until cooked through in a pan first.
    3767 days ago
  • MYTURN11
    I miss so many blogs – I really need to make an effort to get on SP more. I really have tapered off. We are making some renovations to our home and will be happy when it is completed.

    Thanks! This recipe looks delicious - I would make this for my husband and I. Also, I like to prepare meal in the crock pot when we go skiing and rent a condo. It would be super great having a spicy dish like this waiting for us after a day on the slopes! WooHoo - will not be long now! Here is “wishing” for a great ski season ~ need to here on the east coast.

    By the way I want to wish you a belated but very Happy Birthday!

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    3767 days ago
    Jerk seasoning is always very flavorful! Mine is spicy hot as well, but you can buy jerk seasoning that is more mild.
    3767 days ago
    Loks awesome! I want to try this. Is the jery spicy hot, or just spicy flavorful?
    3768 days ago
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