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.
Ingredients for servings
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
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
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