Caribbean Chicken with Rice and Beans

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Panfried chicken breast spiced up with jerk seasoning, ginger, and lime. (This would also be great with boneless chicken thighs.) Served with an easy rice and beans side dish that's full of flavor. You'll definitely make this again!

recipe updated Feb 28, 2019


  • Jerk seasoning icon
    Jerk seasoning
    2 tsp
  • Ginger icon
    1 tsp
  • Lime icon
    x 1
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    x 2
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp
  • Onion icon
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    x 1
  • Basmati rice icon
    Basmati rice
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
  • Canned red kidney beans icon
    Canned red kidney beans
  • Canned corn icon
    Canned corn
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    about 8 sprigs
  • Lime zest icon
    Lime zest
    x 2


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside ginger: peeled & grated
  2. Prep and set aside lime: juice of
  3. Prep and set aside chicken breast: skinned
  4. Prep and set aside onion: chopped
  5. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  6. Prep and set aside chicken stock: hot
  7. Prep and set aside canned red kidney beans: drained & rinsed
  8. Prep and set aside canned corn: drained & rinsed
  9. Get a clean small bowl
  10. Add jerk seasoning
  11. Add prepared ginger
  12. Add prepared lime
  13. Mix with tablespoon until well combined
  14. Prepare a clean work surface
  15. Add prepared chicken breast
  16. Slice
  17. Toss mixture with chicken
  18. Get a clean frying pan
  19. Add vegetable oil
  20. Heat on medium heat
  21. Transfer chicken to frying pan
  22. Cook each side for approx 7min and continue
  23. Get a clean frying pan
  24. Add vegetable oil
  25. Heat on medium heat
  26. Add prepared onion
  27. Add prepared garlic clove
  28. Cook for approx 2min until softened
  29. Add basmati rice
  30. Add prepared chicken stock
  31. Add coconut milk
  32. Heat until just boiling
  33. Simmer on low heat
  34. Cover for approx 15min to simmer
  35. Simmer until liquid has evaporated
  36. Add prepared canned red kidney beans
  37. Add prepared canned corn
  38. Add fresh thyme
  39. Cook for approx 5min until heated through
  40. Serve
  41. Garnish with lime zest
  42. Garnish with fresh thyme
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