Jamaican Chicken Calypso

Jamaican Chicken Calypso Recipe

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Lynette !


This is from an old PTA cookbook from my daughter's elementary school. She thought this was so exotic! Prep time does not include 8 hours marinating time.


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15 Min
1 Hr


  • 8 oz
    can unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 4
    chicken breast halves
  • 11 oz
    can mandarin orange segments, drained
  • ·
    lime wedges

How to Make Jamaican Chicken Calypso


  1. Drain the pineapple, reserving the liquid. Store pineapple chunks in the refrigerator.
  2. Combine the pineapple juice, rum, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, curry powder, ginger, cloves, and red pepper in a medium bowl; stir well.
  3. Place chicken in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Pour the marinade mixture over the chicken; cover tightly, and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
  4. Drain the chicken, reserving marinade. Place the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Set marinade aside.
  5. Bake chicken, uncovered, at 375° for 40 minutes, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade. Add reserved pineapple chunks and orange segments to chicken. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is done. Garnish if desired with lime wedges.

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About Jamaican Chicken Calypso

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Low Carb

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