Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Beans

Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Beans

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Ingredients

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1 tbsp Cooking oil
4 Boneless chicken breasts
3/4 cup Jerk Sauce
1 cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapple Chunks
1 1/2 tbsp Jamaican Curry
Large can (111 oz) Red Kidney Beans
1 medium Onion
3 cloves Garlic
1 can Full fat coconut milk
Salt to taste
Side dish
1 cup Jasmine Rice
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  • Slow Cooker/Pressure
  • Spicy
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    A healthy taste of the Caribbean!

    • 30 minutes
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

    Ingredients

    • Side dish

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    Bursting with flavor of the Caribbean, this dish is sure to knock your socks off if you like Jamaican cuisine. 

    Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple and Beans

    The sweet yet fresh pineapple goes so well with the curried/jerked chicken and beans.

    This recipe is sure to become a new family favorite and it’s so healthy for you! Swimming in the right amount coconut curry jerk sauce that works so well with rice. 

    So if you looking for a different take on the traditional Jerk Chicken that we have all come to know and love, then give this recipe a try.

    Traditionally Jerk Chicken is made without curry in it, however I love to add both elements of Jamaican tastes to this dish.

    Also a lot of Jamaicans will make rice and peas (kidney beans) on the side in a coconut milk broth.

    However in this recipe, we are merging everything together making it a easy one pan recipe that is sure to impress even those who follow other more traditional Jamaican recipes.

    This recipe makes enough for a family of 5, or you can eat if over the next few days if you’d like.

    I like to make a couple meal preps with the leftovers on occasion too and will double up this recipe for those times.

    If you have never made Jamaican food before, then the easiest way to make jerk type recipes is to purchase a premade bottle of jerk sauce. You can also of course make your own jerk seasoning at home from scratch with allspice, scotch bonnet peppers and a bunch of other spices but I’ll leave that up to you.

    I’m all about easy meal prep these days and so I’m like to use a premade jerk sauce in this recipe “see picture” below of our favorite brand.

    This meal has a nice balance between hot and sweet from the jerk seasonings and curry giving it a nice kick to the fresh pineapple that balances it off with a little sweetness.

    This tasty dish reminds me so much of the Caribbean, and goes very well with plain jasmine rice. I hope you give it a try to let me know what you and your family thinks.

     

     We recommend using premade “jerk sauce” such as Maureen’s jerk sauce

    Notes: You want a good can of coconut milk, the thicker the coconut in the can the better the brand. It’s important to use Jamaican curry for this recipe, which is brighter in color from turmeric, allspice and dried scotch bonnet peppers. Also do not add canned pineapple, you want either fresh or the frozen kind.

     

    Do you have leftovers? Why not make some prep meals for the week ahead!

    jerk chicken prep meals

     


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    16807018_262723247503972_5829634184408974436_n-3 JAMAICAN RICE AND PEAS

    Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Beans

    Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Beans

    Yield: 3
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Full of island tastes!

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
    • 4 Boneless chicken breasts
    • 3/4 cup Jerk Sauce
    • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapple Chunks
    • 1 1/2 tbsp Jamaican Curry
    • Large can (111 oz) Red Kidney Beans
    • 1 medium Onion
    • 3 cloves Garlic
    • 1 can Full fat coconut milk
    • Salt to taste
    • SIDE DISH
    • 1 cup Jasmine Rice

    Instructions

    Start by cutting your boneless chicken breasts up into bite size pieces.

    In a large saucepan, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil and saute the chicken breasts on medium heat.

    Once the chicken is half way cooked, add in 1 1/2 tbsp of curry powder and cook the breasts. Once cooked remove and set aside. 

    Next chop the onion and place in the same saucepan, sauteing for 3 minutes before add in the crushed garlic. Next add in the can of "kidney beans", fresh or frozen pineapple chunks, and can of coconut milk. 

    Simmer all together for 2 minutes on medium low before adding in 3/4 cup of Jerk sauce.

    Simmer everything together for 15 minutes on medium heat uncovered till everything merges and the sauce begins to thicken up. Season with salt and serve over basmati rice. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 837 Total Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 27g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 140mg Sodium: 624mg Carbohydrates: 59g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 22g Protein: 62g

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