Jerk Chicken Sandwiches

Let the slow cooker make the chicken for this sandwich then add a kick of heat with a smoky and spicy sauce.  Jerk Chicken Sandwiches are then topped with pickled red onions and jalapenos.

Jerk Chicken Sandwiches from Bottom Left of the Mitten

I’ve tried a meal with jerk seasoning precisely once.  Like 16 years ago.  Not a fan.  I decided to get wild at a chain restaurant and veer away from my normal order.  Big mistake.  Not being able to get through even half the sandwich because my mouth was in flames is not my idea of a good dining experience.

So when I saw that Legion of Spice would send 2 free samples I figured I didn’t have much to lose.  I’m so glad that I expanded my seasonal horizons because these jerk chicken sandwiches are just what I need on this Mitten Movie Night.

What beer pairs well with Jerk Chicken Sandwiches?

The beer: Bellaire Brown from Short’s Brewing.

A perfect beer paired with the smokey, sweet spices of the jerk seasoning.

What movie pairs well with a spicy sandwich and cold craft beer?

Keeping with the Halloween theme (I know it’s passed alright!) we are re-watching The Babadook.  This is on Netflix instant–if you want to freak the freak out watch it now.

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How to make Jerk Chicken Sandwiches:

For the chicken, I just added it to my slow cooker with 1 cup of water and 2 Tbs of the ‘I’m A Jerk’ Seasoning.  After it started cooking for an hour or so the house smelled amazing.  Coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg.  I wanted to jump on the computer and start researching tropical locals for a mid-winter break.  Or I can save a few thousand dollars and have this meal when I’m feeling the long Michigan winter blues.

Once the chicken has cooked for 6-8 hours take it out and shred it then put it back into the pot to soak up more flavor while the sauce gets made.

Reasons why you should make chicken for sandwiches in the slow cooker:

  • Cooking chicken in the slow cooker makes it extra tender and easy to shred.  Perfect to top on a crispy, warm bun.
  • Seasoning added to the slow cooker cooks the flavor into the chicken making it extra tasty.
  • Slow cooker chicken sandwiches are perfect for busy nights since the slow cooker does almost all of the work.

Jerk Chicken Sandwiches from Bottom Left of the Mitten

Since I really love giving my recipes quirky names (ie. Turkey & Bacon Sliders with ‘Isn’t That Special’ Sauce).  Therefore I decided to call this ‘Jerk’ Sauce.  **Take a few minutes to think of 10 separate instances where you could have used this in a conversation…..** and we’re back!

How to make Jerk Chicken Sandwich Sauce:

Put all the sauce ingredients in a pot and set it to simmer over a low/medium heat for 10-15 minutes to thicken it up.  This sauce is the perfect compliment to top these jerk chicken sandwiches.

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Prepare the buns. Since I prefer mine toasted so at this time I would butter them and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes on a baking sheet.  When done remove the heels from the pan and flip the lids over.

Sprinkle shredded cheese ( I use shredded cheese over anything) and put them into the oven to melt for another 2-4 minutes.

To assemble remove the meat from the crock pot and place on top of the bun.  Drizzle some ‘Jerk’ Sauce on top.  It’s meant to be more of a condiment than mixed with the meat like my Asian BBQ Sauce.

Dress up with some pickled red onions and jalapenos.

And here you are…..

Jerk Chicken Sandwiches from Bottom Left of the Mitten

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Jerk Chicken Sandwiches
These Jerk Chicken Sandwiches are a vacation from the ordinary. Jerk chicken, toasted bun then drizzled with sauce and topped with red onions and jalapenos.
Jerk Chicken Sandwiches | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
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sandwiches
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Jerk Chicken
Jerk Seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
sandwiches
Ingredients
Jerk Chicken
Jerk Seasoning
Jerk Chicken Sandwiches | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
Jerk Chicken
  1. For the chicken, I just added it to my slow cooker with 1 cup of water and 2 Tbs of the 'I'm A Jerk' Seasoning.
  2. Cook for 6-8 hours take it out and shred it. Put it back into the pot to soak up more flavor while the sauce gets made.
Jerk Sauce
  1. Put all the sauce ingredients in a pot and set it to simmer over a low/medium heat for 10-15 minutes to thicken it up.
  2. Toast the buns. Butter them and put them in the oven for 8-10 minutes on a baking sheet. Taking them out remove the heels from the pan and flip the lids over. Sprinkle shredded cheese and put them into the oven to melt for another 2-4 minutes.
  3. To assemble remove the meat from the crock pot and place on top of the bun.
  4. Drizzle some 'Jerk' Sauce on top. Add some pickled red onions and jalapenos. Enjoy!

Green Tea Rita

Summer is finally upon us. Longer days mean more time to spend out on the porch. After a long hot day you deserve to kick back and relax with a cool & refreshing drink. The Green Tea Rita is here to quench your thirst. Quick to make you can have this drink in your hand in less than 5 minutes.

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Are you a fan of Summer?  I know everyone in my house is ready.  This year is exciting.  I’m home with the kids and my husband is lucky enough to have a job where he works 4 day work weeks so there is going to be lots of time together to make up for the busy school year where the weeknights feel too chaotic.  Now it’s time to relax, unwind and have a nice cool drink.  Do you like green tea?  How about spiked green tea?

For the ice tea I used a 1:1 ratio. 1 Tea Bag to 1 Cup Hot Water. Depending on your pitcher that you are adding the ice and lime to you can either go up or down. So gather your ingredients…….

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Heat up the water. I put my 3 cups of water in the microwave for around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Be careful not to bring to boil, don’t hurt yourself now!

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Pour hot water carefully into your pitcher. Unpack your tea bags so the sting are out and you can put over the rim of your pitcher. Put lid on top to hold string and let tea step for 2-3 minutes.

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Cut the lime in half. One half cut in chunks to add to pitcher of tea. The other save for garnish.

Add crushed ice and lime chunks to pitcher.  Put more ice to your glass. Pour 1/2 your Lime-A-Rita into glass. Top off with Green Tea.  Garnish with lime. And here you are……

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Green Tea Rita
Refreshing combination of margarita & green tea make a perfect summer cocktail.
Green Tea Rita. Perfect for those long summer nights.
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Course Beverage
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Green Tea Rita. Perfect for those long summer nights.
Instructions
  1. For the ice tea I used a 1:1 ratio. 1 Tea Bag to 1 Cup Hot Water. Depending on your pitcher that you are adding the ice and lime to you can either go up or down.
  2. Heat up the water. I put my 3 cups of water in the microwave for around 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
  3. Pour hot water carefully into your pitcher. Unpack your tea bags so the sting are out and you can put over the rim of your pitcher. Put lid on top to hold string and let tea step for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cut the lime in half. One half cut in chunks to add to pitcher of tea. The other save for garnish.
  5. Add crushed ice and lime chunks to pitcher. Put more ice to your glass. Pour 1/2 your Lime-A-Rita into glass. Top off with Green Tea. Garnish with lime. Enjoy!

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