WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Here's another winner from the slow cooker. This incredibly easy slow cooker Caribbean jerk chicken recipe results in well-seasoned chicken with just a hint of heat for very little effort.
Simply rub your chicken with a blend of spices and then squeeze on some lime juice. Let your slow cooker do the rest.
Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe Notes
After 4 hours in the crock pot on HIGH, this Caribbean Jerk Chicken was juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender.
It was well seasoned with just a hint of heat. Perfect for us.
The skin doesn't get crispy, which is fine because I'm not tempted to eat it, making it easy to save the calories and points 🙂
I have received the following question several times recently so thought it was worth sharing with you here...
Q: If you discard the skin on the chicken breast from a whole chicken or rotisserie chicken, does it count 0 points on WW?
A: That depends on which myWW Plan you are following. Yes, According to the WW website, As long as you're eating the breast meat, removing the skin will keep it *0 SmartPoints value. Which means the breast meat from this Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken would be *0 Points if you are following the blue or purple plan. 3 ounces would be 2 SmartPoints on the Green Plan.
We enjoyed it served with baked sweet potatoes and broccoli. It would be delicious over rice too. A definite do-over!
How Many Calories and Weight Watchers Points in Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken?
According to my calculations each serving has 208 calories and
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan) (3 ounces breast meat w/o skin)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan) (3 ounces breast meat w/o skin)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan) (3 ounces breast meat w/o skin)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan) (3 ounces breast meat w/o skin)
Each 4 ounce serving of thigh/dark meat without skin has 4 SmartPoints (Green, Blue, Purple) on myWW.
To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!
If you like this easy recipe for Caribbean Jerk Chicken, be sure to check out some of my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker recipes including 2-Ingredient BBQ Chicken, Goddess Chicken with Artichokes, 2-Ingredient Italian Chicken, Maple Mustard Chicken and Chicken Thighs Osso Buco
If you've made this Crock Pot Caribbean Jerk Chicken, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it. And stay in touch on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe
- 1 chicken (about 3-½ pounds)
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 limes, juiced
- Ideal Slow cooker Size: 6-Quart.
- Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, and spices. Rub the spice mix all over the chicken inside and out.
- Flip the chicken breast side down to keep the breast meat as juicy as possible while cooking.
- Pour the lime juice over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours, or on HIGH for about 4 hours, until the chicken is done and practically falling off the bone. (Mine was perfect after 4 hours on high.)
- Remove the skin before serving. Serve with additional lime wedges if desired.
Source: slightly adapted from 365 Slow Cooker Suppers (affiliate link) by Stephanie O'Dea.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Healthy Chicken Recipes for the Slow Cooker
- Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken (SkinnyTaste)
- Hawaiian Slow Cooker Chicken (HungryGirl)
- Slow Cooker Kickin' Chicken Pasta (EmilyBites)
- Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic Chicken (SlenderKitchen)
- Slow Cooker Crack Chicken (RecipeDiaries)
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
This post contains affiliate links to products I like. When you buy something through one of my Amazon links or other (affiliate links), I receive a small commission that helps support this site. Thank you for your purchase!
Subscribe to Get: Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes
The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes (PDF) on Simple Nourished Living + Weekly Support Emails with Tips & Easy Healthy Recipes Not Found Anywhere Else!
I made the slow cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken last night and I simply had to write to tell you how delicious and EASY it was. It was the best chicken recipe I've ever made in the slow cooker. It was amazing. Can't wait to try your other recipes!
Hi Bonnie, Thanks so much! You are so kind and I really appreciate it!!
KUDOS! I just made the dish, and haven't even removed it from the crock pot, but I gave it a taste. The meat fell of the bone, and the flavor is incredible. My apartment smells wonderful too. Great Recipe.
This was fantastic. I used several chicken thighs on the bone rather than a whole chicken. Came out perfectly and falling off the bone. So healthy too! Definitely a keeper!
Thanks for letting us know Sarah! Glad you liked it as much as we did!!
I'm sorry but this was the worst thing I have ever tasted. I just threw out the whole pot what a waste of chicken. ?
Sorry to hear that you didn't like it. My family and I really did, as have other commenters. Further proof that everyone's tastes are so very different. No one recipe will ever please everybody. Just wondering if there might have been a way to save it from the trash??? When I've made chickens that I didn't like, I've been known to remove all the skin and bones and sauce. Shredded the meat. Place it in a colander to give it a rinse and drain and then drown it in a sauce I do like - marinara, teriyaki, salsa, buffalo wing sauce, even ketchup. Just a thought.
Delicious! My husband and I both loved it! I will definitely make it again!
Is this chicken put in the slow cooker whole or cut up?
Hi Angela, I put it in the slow cooker whole and then cut it up when it was done. Hope this helps.
Wow!!! This was incredible. I am so thankful to have found this recipe - it is easy, quick, slow cooker, thighs & healthy!!! Oh, and my super picky 4 year old loved it! Happy dinner, thank you! *I omitted cayenne & chili powder for better chances kid would try. Ate with sweet potato & broccoli
Hi Sharadawn, So happy it worked for you and your family!
If you discard the skin on the chicken breast, does it count 0 points on WW? This is a question that I am asking about a lot of recipes using whole chickens?
Hi Rebecca, Yes, according to the WW website when you discard the skin from chicken breast it remains a 0 points food. This would be true for whole chickens, rotisserie chickens, etc. as long as you are eating the breast meat. Hope this helps. - martha
Wonder if I omitted the brown sugar would it save calories
My thought. 2 tablespoons of brown sugar divided by 6 servings = 1 teaspoon per serving. Very little sugar!!
So good and the spices were amazing!! Will definitely make again! 5 *****'s!
Excellent, will definitely be making it again. Next time, at the end, I will throw in some carrots and cauliflower.
Hello! I'm hoping to make this next week. Can I use boneless skinless chicken breast by chance? Thanks!
Hi Jennifer, It will cook in less time using boneless skinless chicken, depending on the size of the chicken breasts 4-6 hours on low. ~Martha
Amazing as posted! I roasted a lot of different veggies while the chicken was cooking (cauliflower, broccoli, red onion, butternut squash, sweet potato, golden potatoes, red bell peppers). when the chicken was done, I put the veggies in a bowl, topped it off with some chicken, and poured some of that wonder sauce on top...what a great meal! Thank you!
Another 5 star Martha recipe!!!! Sooo tasty. Made it exactly as the recipe said except I used bone in chicken thighs and used pumpkin pie spice since I didn’t have allspice! Definitely will be making this again. Thanks Martha for ALL the tasty healthy recipes!!!!
Fantastic! I shredded it and had black beans and brown rice with it. Tomorrow the leftovers will be over salad.