Pineapple Jerk Chicken

Pineapple Jerk Chicken

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Carolyn Haas

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This was suggested by a dietician and diabetes educator in my local newspaper. It is adapted from Hungrygirl.com. Since I am a hungry girl and I am pre-diabetic, I thought this would be worth saving!

Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
1
Prep:
1 Hr 10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp
    orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    jerk seasoning (or favorite chicken seasoning mix)
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 5 oz
    chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1/2 c
    chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 c
    crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained
  • ·
    salt (to taste)

How to Make Pineapple Jerk Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. In a zip bag, combine orange juice, jerk seasoning, 1/8 tsp. cayenne. Mix. Season chicken with salt and add to bag. Seal and squish to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375ºF (or heat grill). Lay a large sheet of heavy duty foil or two pieces of regular foil on a baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Lay onion on the center of the foil. Top with chicken and orange juice mixture followed by lightly drained pineapple.
  4. Cover with another large piece of foil. Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and onion is tender. Cut packet to release steam before opening entirely.
  6. THIS MAKES ONE SERVING!! So, make one packet per person!!

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About Pineapple Jerk Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Caribbean



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