Jamiacan Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Rice
Ingredients (can be easily doubled)
- 2 tsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (you can make your own using this recipe
- Red chilli – finely chopped (optional)
- 2 tbsp dark soy Sauce (or any other soy if you don’t have dark)
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 chicken breasts, diced
Rice & Sauce
- 150g brown rice (you can use white if preferred)
- 1 Red Pepper – cut into small chunks
- Small tin of pineapple chunks or rings – drained
- 2 spring onions
- 2 tbsp dark soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Jerk Seasoning
- tsp brown sugar
- Red chilli – finely chopped
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The night before or the morning of, you need to marinade the chicken. Put all of the marinade ingredients together & give it a good mix before adding in the chicken. Once the chicken is mixed with the sauce, put it in the fridge until you are ready to cook it. Tip: to really ensure the chicken is covered, I put my chicken in a tupperware tub & give the tub a good shake (or a shoogle as I call it) before putting in the fridge.
For the rice, cook it as per the directions on the packet. You could also use some pre cooked rice like Uncle Ben’s for this to save time. While the rice is cooking, in a small pan, put in the soy sauce, brown sugar & jerk seasoning & bring to the boil. Take off the heat & put aside for later.
Put the pepper & chilli into a frying pan & sautee for around 4 minutes. Next, add in the pineapple & cook until it starts to look slightly charred (brown around the edges).
Whilst the pineapple is cooking, heat a griddle or frying pan & add the chicken once hot. Using the sauce you created, baste the uncooked side of the chicken that you can see & turn after 2 minutes. Continue this basting & turning for another 2 times until the chicken is cooked through & you have a nice brown, charred look to the chicken.
To your vegetables, add the spring onions & sweetcorn & cook for a minute before adding the rice & mixing it altogether.
Place the chicken on top of the rice & enjoy! We accompanied this with some salsa to add another kick to the dish.