A dish serving jerk chicken & pineapple traybake

Jerk chicken & pineapple traybake

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(2 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4

A great chicken dish, full of flavour with jerk seasoning, pineapple and sweet potato, served with rice and black beans. Ideal for a family feast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal617
  • fat18g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre9g
  • protein32g
  • salt4g
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Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 90g jerk paste
  • 3 limes, 1 zested and juiced, 2 cut into wedges, to serve
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks
    Pineapple

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 300g wholegrain rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 400g can black beans
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • few thyme sprigs, leaves picked

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 3 Little Gem lettuces, sliced

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Cut the thighs in half lengthways down one side of the bone. Put them in a large roasting tin. Mix the jerk paste with the lime zest and juice and pour over the chicken. Tuck the pineapple pieces, sweet potatoes and peppers in and around the chicken. Season, cover with foil and roast for 30 mins.

  2. Increase the oven temperature to 220C/200C fan/gas 7, remove the foil, baste the chicken and stir the veg in the cooking juices. Return to the oven for 20-25 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to pack instructions, then stir in the beans, coconut oil, thyme leaves and seasoning. Cook for 2-3 mins to warm the beans through and melt the coconut oil. Serve 3 pieces of chicken per person with the vegetables, and the lettuce and rice on the side.

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Frantic Flapjack
29th Aug, 2017
2.55
I agree with susaneardley. This was far too spicy. If I made it again (unlikely) I would add less jerk paste. I also cooked the chicken on its own with some jerk paste and cooked the veg/pineapple in its own pan as they do all cook at different times. This worked out quite well but it all takes about 20 minutes longer than the recipe states.
susaneardley
21st Aug, 2017
Possibly the only disaster recipe I've ever done from this site. I think the quantities could be wrong or something! We didn't bother with the rice, sweet potatoes are enough, and also added extra veg (sweet corn and broccoli). Smelled amazing, but was so unbelievably spicy- even I struggled to eat it let alone the children. It also took loads longer to cook than it said, but that could have been because my tray was smaller so food less spread out. No way would I serve this to kids again, but I'd give it a second go for adults only.
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KathyMolan
26th Aug, 2017
3.8
Couldn't find jerk paste so used a jerk marinade - worked well. I suggest microwaving the sweet potato and red pepper for a few mins to get them going as I struggled to get them cooked through in the time.