Caribbean Jerk Chicken (with Rice and Beans)

Rachel doesn’t remember where this came from, but it is good.

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons jerk sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 6-ounce boneless breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 ounces chunk pineapple
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced

Cook the rice as per directions on rice bag. Combine the vinegar, rum, orange juice, jerk sauce, and ginger in a measuring cup or small bowl; set aside. Pound the chicken to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and add the vinegar mixture. Return the skillet to low heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes.

Divide the chicken and sauce among plates. Stir the beans into the rice. In a medium bowl, combine the pineapple and scallions. Serve both with the chicken.

Serves 6

Main Dishes Book 1 Chicken