How to make a Jerk Chicken
Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice & Peas
- ACTIVE: 30 min
- TOTAL: 50 min
Make sure the grill pan is well-heated before adding the chicken to achieve the crisp char you would get from an outdoor grill.
- ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons green curry paste i,;
- 1 cup long-grain brown rice )
- 1 14-ounce can light coconut milk (see Tip, below)
- ¾ cup water
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoons ground allspice
- ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
- 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (Lime wedges for serving )
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add curry paste and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rice and stir to coat. Add coconut milk and water; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Mix thyme, garlic powder, allspice, cayenne, cinnamon and ½ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat. Grill the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, about 12 minutes total. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest.
When the rice is done, stir in peas, cilantro, lime juice and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt with a fork. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes.
Serve the chicken with the rice and more cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.
SERVES 4: 5 oz. chicken & 1 cup rice & peas each CAL 523 / FAT 20G (SAT 8G) / CHOL 156MG /CARBS 48G/ TOTAL SUGARS 3G (ADDED OG) / PROTEIN 37G / FIBER 4G / SODIUM 687MG / POTASSIUM 557MG.
Canned light coconut milk has more water and only about one-third of the fat and calories of “whole” coconut milk. Look for it, sometimes labeled “lite,” in the Asian section of your supermarket.Quick Tip
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