Crockpot Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken

Crockpot Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken

Crockpot Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken is one of my favorites although there are many ways to make a delicious Homemade Caribbean or Jamaican Style Jerk Chicken. This recipe is simple and delivers a delightfully sweet and spicy sauce with just a few short steps! If you love Jerk Chicken, you will love this recipe! And if you’ve never had Jerk Chicken – I’d give it a go! You can use any cut of chicken in this recipe, in the video I use chicken legs; however, it can be done with chicken wings, breasts, legs, thighs or even a whole roaster chicken!

Crockpot Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken

Crockpot Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken


1 large package of chicken thighs, legs, breasts or mixed – (I used 2-3 lbs. chicken breasts, but you can also use one roaster chicken)

Dry Rub

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • olive oil


  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 small can or 1/2 large can chopped pineapple
  • 1 habanero pepper chopped and de-seeded
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger
  • 5 cloves of smashed garlic
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup malt vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 shot of dark rum
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of flour


  1. Mix together all dry ingredients for dry rub and massage onto chicken
  2. Allow the chicken to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil stove top in a skillet and brown chicken on all sides.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the bottom of Crockpot and add chicken once browned.
  5. Chop all ingredients needed for Marinade and add to a large food processor.
  6. Combine all ingredients listed except the flour.
  7. Pulse marinade until smooth.
  8. Add to a stove top sauce pan and heat on medium heat, mix in flour if a thicker sauce is desired, skip step to keep sauce thinner.
  9. Pour sauce over the chicken and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8 hours until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  10. Remove lid for last 45 minutes of cooking.
  11. Enjoy!

Thanks so much to Cait Straight Up for the handy video and for this delicious Crockpot Caribbean Style Jerk Chicken recipe.