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Slow Cooked Jerk Chicken

I love jerk chicken, either on a char grill or a BBQ but this is a great slow cooker alternative for those of us that live in a climate where BBQ season lasts approximately 3 days of the year. 

While this cooking method wont produce the smoky taste of BBQ jerk, it's incredibly simple and the slow cooking process will make the sugar and treacle in your jerk paste caramelise on the skin of the chicken, the meat its self will come out wonderfully tender and the fruity heat of the scotch bonnet peppers will come through. You can always finish under the grill if you want to add a bit of char to the skin once cooked.

Cook time: 8-9 hours on high in a slow cooker

Equipment needed: A blender and a slow cooker


4 spring onions, roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 Scotch bonnet pepper

6 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme

2 tbsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp ground mace

¼ tsp black pepper

2 limes, juiced

2 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp black treacle

1 tsp soy sauce

500g chicken thighs or drumsticks, skin on and bone in


1) Chuck all of the ingredients below into a blender and blitz into a rough paste. Add a splash of water if mix is too dry.

2) Score chicken once or twice and place in slow cooker crock. Spoon in two thirds of the jerk paste and mix until chicken is covered thoroughly,  leave chicken skin side up. Reserve a 3rd of the pate mix.

3) Place crock in the fridge to marinade overnight (the longer the better)

4) Relax with a beer and wait for XRP to moon

5) Take crock from the fridge and put into the slow cooker, pour the remaining jerk mix on top of the chicken to cover.

6) Turn on slow cooker and leave to cook on it's high setting for 8 to 9 hours

7) Serve direct from crock pot with Rice & Pea and crunchy coleslaw

...Mine is in the fridge right now, I will update with a photo tomorrow.

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How exactly do you quote a specific comment in another section of the forum and repost it here in The Zerpening though? I've never been able to figure this out!

*** oh-  I see this is the cookery section I thought I was in The Zerpening!... but if you do know how to repost posts from one thread to another then let me know!

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