Jerk is a style of cooking from Jamaica in which pork or chicken is marinated with a mixture of herbs and spices. For this lightning-fast recipe we rely on store-bought jerk seasoning to pull this dish together in a flash. Many jerk spice blends will already have salt or sugar, so you should omit the salt or sugar from this recipe if that is the case. Additionally, you may want to increase the level of heat with a dash of cayenne if you find your store bought jerk is a little too mild. Remember, this dish is meant to be hot! 

Easy Jerk Chicken

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 4 hours and 40 minutes
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  • 24 oz bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 
  • ¼ cup jerk seasoning, homemade or store bought
  • 2  tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp molasses or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 lime, quartered


1) In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup jerk seasoning, 1 tsp salt (if your jerk seasoning already has salt you may not need to add more), 2 tbsp vegetable oil, and 1 tbsp molasses.

2) Place chicken in a Suvie pan and rub mixture all over chicken and under skin. Place pan in the bottom zone of Suvie. Enter settings below and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook, Low for 3 hours

3) Place jasmine rice in the Suvie rice pot (black handles) and insert into your Suvie Starch Cooker. Input settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Rice, Long Grain, 1 Cup

4) After the chicken has finished cooking, broil for 7-10 minutes or until skin is browned and crisp.

5) Remove rice and fluff with a fork and adjust seasoning to taste. Divide rice and chicken between plates and serve with a generous squeeze of lime juice.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 505, Total Fat 21g, Total Carbohydrates 43g, Total Sodium 1,335mg, Total Protein 29g

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2 years ago

I’m confused about setting the top and the bottom to slow cook for 3 hours. Is there just so much chicken that it is put in 2 pans? The directions don’t say to put the chicken in two pans, nor does it say to put the 2 pans in the Suvie cooker. Thank you for clarifying.