Spicy Jerk Chicken

Spicy Jerk Chicken / Busy Mom's Helper

Flash first made this for me when I was better able to stand spicy food (pre-babies). I loved it then, and I STILL get to love it because it’s so easy to adjust the spicy-ness of this meal. Even our non-spicy-family members think this is a winner!

Spicy Jerk Chicken

4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
3 cups Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
3 cups Brown Sugar, packed
1 can Pineapple Chunks
1 can Mandarin Oranges
1 large can Pears (just the liquid)
4 cups Brown Rice

In a saucepan, combine the hot sauce, brown sugar, and the fruit juices from three fruits. Simmer on medium-low heat for about 7 minutes.

Pour all but two cups into a slowcooker with the chicken and the pineapple and orange chunks. Cook on low for about 7-8 hours. Set aside the extra 1/2 cup of the sauce for the rice.

When the chicken is almost done, cook the brown rice according to package directions, except for substituting 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of the extra sauce.

When the chicken is done, shred or cube it over the rice. Use the set aside juices to pour over top.

Notes: This is for a spicy version. For more mild, just reduce the hot sauce and replace that amount with water. For our kids, we do 1 1/2 cups hot sauce and 1 1/2 cups water substituted. Keep in mind, the pineapple will absorb a lot of the spicy flavor, so they will be spicy!!!

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36 Responses to “Spicy Jerk Chicken”

  • This looks great! My brother used to make awesome jerk chicken wings. I love that you can easily adjust the spice on this as my kids don’t do spicy, but I love that jerk flavor! Pinning it so I can remember to try it!

    Stopping by from the Party in Polka Dots!

    • Thanks a bunch, Beth! I love that flavor, too – and we can make it often since we can adjust the spice 😀 It’s funny, but sometimes I can do the really hot stuff, other times I’m splitting the more mild portion with the kids. 😀

  • Danielle,
    This looks and sounds great. Your picture is awesome. Thank you for sharing at Memories by the Mile. I pinned it and shared it on fb.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    • Awww, you’re so sweet Wanda! I actually was really lucky to get this photo – forgot my camera (we were eating at my moms), and hers was actually charged for once! 😀

    • Thanks so much for the invite – all linked up! LOVE that party every week 😀

    • Of course, Jackie – it’s such a fun party, I love joining in! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  • I love the citrus and Frank’s combination! This has me completely intrigued, I think I need to try this!

    Thank you for linking up!

    • Thanks a bunch, Rachel! It’s such a good combo – really amazing flavor! Whenever Frank’s sauce is on sale, I buy a bunch, since I know we make this quite often throughout the year!

  • Oh wow, this is making me hungry right now! I just got a bottle of Frank’s hot sauce not knowing what to do with it (knowing something good would have to come up) and now I have my answer! I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

    Lori @ http://www.apinchofglitter.com

    • Oooh, perfect!!! Let me know how it turns out, and what you think, please 😀 Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Are you a more or less spicy gal?

    • Thanks so much for the invite, Heather! I’m a bit slow this week, so missed last Sunday’s party – but added it to my calendar to make sure I come by this week 😀 LOVE the blog, by the way – totally up my ally! New follower

  • This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place again this week!!

    Sue @ Thet2women.com

    • Thanks, Amber! Have you tried this before? Did you do anything different to the recipe? Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  • I know I should have been focusing on that jerk chicken, but i couldn’t get my eyes off of those cheesey green beans! Mmmm! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  • Whoooey! That’s a lot of Hot Sauce. I happen to know a couple of guys that would LOVE this! Thanks you for linking up to Simple Supper Tuesday.

    • Perfect!!! When hubby first made it for me, I was all wide-eyed and mouth hanging open as he was pouring in the hot sauce. Fell in love, though!

  • Holy cow this looks awesome! Pinning to try soon! I LOVE Frank’s Red Hot! My hubby will love this, thanks for sharing!

    ~Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

    • Thanks so much, Jen! I love it, too – works great with LOTS of recipes 😀

  • I am loving the addition of pineapple and mandarin oranges! Pinning right now to try very, very soon. 🙂 Thank you for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays – hope to see you again this week!

    • Thanks so much, Jess! I’m totally there again 😀 Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!

    • Thanks, Shawna! Yes, the oranges add quite a bit to the recipe. Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Just looking at this makes my mouth water! I am going to add this to my “have to try” list! I am featuring you this week @ Thrifty Thursday (emmylane.net)
    Hope to see you again this week!


    • Oh thank you so much Lindsey! TOTALLY can’t wait to see it!!! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  • Delicious! Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see more from you.

    • Thanks so much, Rita – you’re always just so sweet! I took a little break (vacation – a bit TOO long), but will be bringing more back to share really soon!!!

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