Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken – 4 SmartPoints
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.
Skinny on Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken
After 4 hours on HIGH, this slow cooker 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 🙂
We enjoyed it served with baked sweet potatoes and broccoli. It would be delicious over rice too.
A definite do-over!
According to my calculations each serving has 208 calories and *5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *4 WW SmartPoints.
- 1 chicken about 3-1/2 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
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 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.
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Source: slightly adapted from 365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea.
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Hawaiian Slow Cooker Chicken (HungryGirl)
Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chicken Pasta (EmilyBites)
Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic Chicken (SlenderKitchen)
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken (RecipeDiaries)
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