Slow Cooker Tropical Chicken Recipe -
Slow Cooker Tropical Chicken Recipe
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Slow Cooker Tropical Chicken

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"This spicy slow cooker meal will bring you a taste of Jamaica on a chilly winter's night! Serve with rice or buttered crusty rolls."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place chicken, sweet potatoes, and onion into a slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the pineapple chunks with juice, raisins, jerk seasoning, lime zest, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, and cumin until well combined; pour the mixture over the chicken mixture in the cooker. Sprinkle with thyme. Cover the cooker, and set to Low setting.
  3. Cook until the chicken and vegetables are tender, about 6 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2011

A wonderful and refreshing dish, just need the music and the ocean. Made as written.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 08, 2011

I would actually rate this 2 1/2 if I could. Made as written, with the exception that I had crushed pinnepple instead of pineapple chunks. I don't know if it would make a differnce, but I think I would prefer the chunks. I served it over rice. The thin soup base it makes is delicious over rice. I really enjoyed it, but husband did not care for it. He said it reminds him of pot roast, which I love and he does not care for. That is the type of dish it is. I was expecting it to have a little more "spice" flavor to it, but I do like really strong flavors. After tasting it, I did add salt to my plate, which helped improve the flavor a lot. I love the easiness of the this recipe-I actually used frozen chicken tenders. And, it is healthy too.


15 Ratings

Jul 24, 2013

This dish was very fragrant but we did not care for it.

Nov 08, 2011

Made as written - and it was extremely fragrant (which I don't prefer my meat dishes to be) and the types and amounts of spices seemed way out of proportion. I would definitely halve or omit the thyme and ginger, and consider adding something to give it some heat. The sauce is very liquid-y and could use some thickening as well. I don't think i'd make it again!

Jan 11, 2012

This was so easy and very tasty. I didn't have a lime, but I did have a lemon so I used the zest from that. Other than that, I made it as written. The raisins were a nice addition. I also added some sliced scallions on the top for added color. I will definitely make this again.

Jan 13, 2012

There are lots of good ingredients in this meal, and the flavors come through, but for my family they just didn't play well together. Another problem for me is that this was done in just 4 hours on low heat. I turned it down to Warm, but the potatoes were mush by the time we ate 2 hours later. We all tasted it, but no one ate it; none of us could figure out how to make it work for us, and we really like like Jamaican food. Thanks for the recipe, but we won't be making it again.

Nov 14, 2011

Not so good.

Feb 16, 2012

This was good. I served it with rolls as sugested. I liked it alot and will definity make it again. The minor prep made it a breeze to make, and my little brother had fun helping me with it.


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.3 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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