Monday, 16 February 2015

Slow Cooker Shredded Jerk Chicken

I've been craving jerk chicken for some time now, so I decided to give it a try in the slow cooker. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts, but you can use boneless skinless thighs as well. The spices came together beautifully! It was a great mix of sweet and spicy. If you don't have allspice on hand, you can substitute for 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cloves.

Serves 8

Ingredients

1 kg chicken breasts
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp water
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup water

Directions

Place chicken breasts in the bottom of slow cooker pot. Pour 1/2 cup water into bottom of pot. In a small bowl, combine all other ingredients and whisk together. Pour mixture over chicken. Use the back of a spoon to spread spices and herbs to coat chicken. Cook for 4 hours on high. After cooking time is complete, break chicken breasts up with a wooden spoon.

Nutrition

Calories 229
Fat 6.2g
Carbohydrates 2.5g
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 40.2g

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