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Jamaica-Me-Crazy Chicken Tropicale Recipe

Jamaica-Me-Crazy Chicken Tropicale Recipe

“I taste the sauce about 30 minutes before the chicken is done and adjust the seasonings to taste. You can thicken it with a tablespoon of cornstarch, if you wish.” —Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. Place potatoes in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add water chestnuts and cranberries. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; add pineapple to slow cooker. Top with chicken. Sprinkle jerk seasoning over chicken.
  • 2. Combine the onion, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, lime peel, cumin seeds and reserved juice. Pour over the chicken. Top with thyme sprigs.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken and vegetables are tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 498 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 619mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 7g fiber), 40g protein.

Reviews for Jamaica-Me-Crazy Chicken Tropicale

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janetvinyard User ID: 4418529 111158
Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"My husband & I loved this! The combination of ingredients are so interesting. Loved the sweet potatoes & pineapple with the chicken! I didn't have any Jerk seasoning so I used garam masala & it was great! I like fresh ginger, too. The dish seemed very healthy & the aroma was nice to come home to. Thanks for such a nice recipe."

ruthiekaye User ID: 1073161 107358
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"the recipe had to be altered for good taste and my husband did not like the sweet component to the recipe."

coats7 User ID: 5191362 107356
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"This was awful. The ginger was too strong. The sweet potatoes never became soft. Will not make again. Very disappointed."

lindamduke User ID: 5637057 122958
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"I made this exactly as stated with the exception of the Caribbean Jerk Seasoning. I could not find this one but bought Caribbean Citrus Seasoning. Do not make my mistake - my daughter and I both agreed that this was not a keeper. We ended up tossing most of the dish. Too bad, it was a bit costly to make."

ladybug820 User ID: 2069837 175208
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"I made this tonight and the smell was wonderful. The taste was great! I will skip the rice next time as you have sweet potatoes and it seemed a little much. Will make again for sure."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.