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Bahama Mama Chicken

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Juicy jamaican jerk spiced chicken with a quick sweet and sour pineapple sauce – a healthy 30-minute family favorite!


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 tablespoon jamaican jerk seasoning
  • optional: steamed rice, red pepper flakes, cilantro
  • Sauce

  • 1 cup canned crushed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Instructions

  • Add crushed pineapple, garlic, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and 2/3 cup water to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. In a small bowl whisk together corn starch and cold water until dissolved. Add to boiling sauce and stir. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer while you prepare the chicken.
  • Sprinkle jamaican jerk seasoning over both sides of each chicken breast and use your fingers to rub the seasoning into the chicken. Drizzle a large pan or skillet with oil over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve over rice with the pineapple sauce and chopped cilantro. For a spicy kick, sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
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