Slow-Cooker Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken

"This is another wonderful slow cooker recipe that is so easy and delicious. It goes great with coleslaw and cornbread on the side. Recipe is from Family Circle."
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Ready In:
8hrs 5mins




  • Rub drumsticks with seasoning.
  • Place in 3 1/2-quart or larger slow-cooker.
  • Pour barbecue sauce and rum over chicken.
  • Turn chicken to coat.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours until chicken is tender.
  • Sprinkle with scallions.

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  1. Thanks for a great, super easy slow-cooker recipe. My kids are crazy for drumsticks and they enjoyed this. I may take the suggestions of other reviewers and add a little more jerk seasoning and some lime juice, also more rum, as I couldn't detect the flavor. Thanks for some good cheap eats.
  2. My husband and I really enjoyed this. It was nice and simple to prepare. I added extra seasoning cause we like stuff a bit on the spicier side. Also added a few veggies (mushrooms, peppers and onions) about an hour before it was finished and used the sauce over rice. This would work well with thighs too.
  3. I made this in my oven using thighs and browned them firstly in oil, I also increased the jerk seasoning for more heat, baked for about 1 hour at 325 degreesF, this has great flavor and I will make again, thanks for sharing Lainey!
  4. Very good! I made this with a side of yellow rice w/ pigeon peas.
  5. I made Finger Lickin Good BBQ Sauce ( to use for this chicken dish. The meat was falling off of the bone when it was done?so tender and flavorful. We had a good amount of leftovers for jerk chicken sandwiches the rest of the week. Definitely making it again! I featured this recipe in my blog -


  1. This is a wonderful base recipe. I made this this afternoon when I wanted something to thaw me out from all of the winter storms. I admit that I tweaked this a lot. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of drumsticks. I also combined three different types of barbecue sauce, added some horseradish and hot chili sauce, and used a Guavaberry Rum that I bought in Sint Maarten. I also added a pinch of cinnamon and grated on some fresh nutmeg. This was delicious and very easy. I served this with green rice and a red cabbage and apple slaw. Thank you for warming me up on a cold winter night. I will definitely make this again!


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