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Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pasta

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pasta

This has been a pretty busy couple of weeks for me. From a bridal photo shootย  to a Hanson concert (more about these later) to our wedding anniversary and visiting relatives we have been busy. It is because of this that I bring to you yet another quick and easy dinner recipe for those nights when you just don’t have more than 30 minutes to make your dinner. With chicken, 3 different kinds of bell peppers, onions and jerk seasoning it’s creamy, spicy, a little sweet and oh so scrumptious.

I am all for trying new things especially when it comes to seasoning blends. I love to see how different flavors work together. For this recipe I decided to jump into completely uncharted territory for me and grab a bottle of Caribbean jerk seasoning. Jerk seasoning is one of those seasonings that you don’t see too much. I’ve seen it in a few places and on a few menus at restaurants but unless you’re at a Caribbean restaurant chances are you aren’t going to see it. That really is a shame because it really is a unique blend of flavors with cinnamon, allspice, garlic, salt and scotch bonnet peppers. At first taste its slightly sweet but then on the back of the tongue you get a little spice. It really is the best of both worlds.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pasta

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Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons jerk seasoning
  • 1 pound dried penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream

Instructions

1

Toss chicken with 1 1/2 teaspoons jerk seasoning.

2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

3

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in diced peppers, onion and garlic. Cook 3 minutes. Stir in chicken. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through about 10 minutes.

4

Reduce heat and stir in half and half, sour cream and remaining tablespoon of jerk seasoning. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in drained pasta. Toss to combine. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • I haven’t had jerk chicken in a while. We can actually get the seasoning at a local spice shop. Always liked it.

  • Anita

    YUM! This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  • Love the recipe, but what do I do with the extra 1 Tablespoon Jerk Seasoning?

  • Thanks guys! Oz- stir it in the same time that you stir in the sour cream and half and half. Thanks for pointing out the typo! :)

  • This is a great idea. Putting a wonderful chicken dish together with pasta… YUM!!!

  • My friend loves jerk chicken, so making this for him.

  • Chris

    I made this the other night. Sooooo delicious! As someone who loves hot & spicy, this will definitely be a regular!

  • Jenn

    My husband made this for our dinner tonight. YUM-OOOOOOOOOOOO! So delicious! And leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thanks!

  • I made this the other day and loved it! I’m a big fan of jerk flavoring, so I was all over it. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  • Chan

    used this recipe for inspiration. really good stuff, great combination of ingredients overall. only improvement i would suggest is to let that chicken marinade longer. i like my chicken real hot so i cubed the chicken, then let it marinate in Walkerwood for 3 days. was incredibly spicy, it was awesome.

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