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Bowl of crock pot jerk chicken with rice and avocado.

Crock Pot Jerk Chicken

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Jamaican-Inspired


Crock Pot Jerk Chicken – an easy and delicious crock pot jerk chicken recipe. Serve over coconut rice or cauliflower rice! Meal-Prep friendly!



Jerk Mixture:

  • 3 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1 tablespoon crushed rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoons kosher salt*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)

Chicken/Other Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 6 bay leaves
  • Extrascauliflower rice, tortillas (optional if not concerned with Whole30), extra lime, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno (optional), mango (optional), pickled onions or coconut rice.


  1. Combine Jerk Mixture, above, in medium bowl.
  2. Add olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Place chicken in medium bowl and pour Jerk Mixture on top.
  4. Mix to allow Jerk Mixture to coat the chicken.
  5. Pour chicken broth into bottom of the pan. 
  6. Place 4 slices of lime on the bottom of the crockpot.
  7. Place chicken on top and ensure to use spatula to get all of the Jerk Mixture into the crockpot as well. 
  8. Add bay leaves to the crockpot and cover.
  9. Cook on HIGH 3 hours or on LOW 6 hours.
  10. Shred chicken when done and return to slow cooker to mix together with any remaining juices/seasoning. Serve and enjoy!
  11. Whole30/Paleo Serving: serve over cilantro lime rice with pickled onions, avocado, mango and cilantro. 
  12. Regular Serving: serve over cilantro lime rice or coconut rice with pickled onions, avocado, mango and cilantro. Or serve a taco!


  • *Salt: make sure you are using kosher salt and not sea salt or table salt. Also, if you feel you are sensitive to salt, feel free to reduce it by half.  I have gotten some feedback that it is too salty, while others think it is perfect so do what works best for you!
  • Storage: keep in the refrigerator, covered for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Keywords: crock pot jerk chicken, slow cooker jerk chicken