Just set-it-and-forget-it! So goes the appeal of the slow cooker and, lucky for us, it’s making a comeback. The Healthy Maven’s 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.

under 4 hour 5 mins
lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings

    Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

  • c green onions approx. 2-3 stalks, chopped

  • 0.75 tsp thyme

  • 1 garlic clove garlic clove

  • 0.25 tsp Cayenne Pepper or more if you like it really spicy

  • 1 tsp allspice

  • 1 tsp Mustard ground dried

  • 0.25 tsp Cinnamon

  • 0.5 tsp salt

  • 1 tbs lemon juice

  • 1 tbs honey

  • 2 lb Chicken Legs

  • 1 tsp oil


  • 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

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