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Slow Cooker Jamaican Chicken Stew - this Caribbean themed chicken recipe is spiced with curry powder, thyme, allspice and red pepper flakes. It's delicious and great served with rice and a simple green salad

Slow Cooker Jamaican Chicken Stew

This can be served over steamed brown rice alongside a simple tossed green salad.
Course Crock Pot, Slow Cooker
Cuisine Caribbean inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 423 kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken parts
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups 15 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained


  1. Toss chicken with curry powder, thyme, allspice, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic and saute until onions are softened, about 3 minutes. Add chicken mixture to skillet and brown on both sides. Add wine and let cook for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and black beans and mix well. Transfer to crock pot and cook in high for 4-5 hours until tender and meat is falling off the bone. Alternatively, you can continue to cook the chicken on the stove top for about 25-30 minutes until chicken is done.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cooking Light.

Substitute skinless chicken breast for a lighter option (298 calories/1 freestyle point per serving)

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Jamaican Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 605mg17%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.