Bahama Breeze Jerk Chicken Pasta Recipe

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The exotic Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe

When you think of Bahamian cuisine, you think of spice, color, and flavors.

The Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe combines both southern and Caribbean ingredients.

It is the perfect blend of delicious and spicy food that you can serve alongside various dishes.

You can break the monotony of your regular family meals with the Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe.

The fresh and colorful ingredients make your meal not only sumptuous but also attractive.

This dish takes a little time to prepare, but worth it as it’s a pleasantly filling dish.

It is also reassuring to know that you can also store leftover jerk chicken pasta for a few days.

Try out the Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe and enjoy a taste of exotic flavours.

Ingredients

1 lb pasta

¼ cup chopped parsley

1 sliced red bell pepper

3 tablespoons jerk seasoning

2 tablespoons extra virgin oil

½ a cup parmesan, freshly grated

1 sliced orange bell paper

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 seeded jalapeno, minced

¾ cup heavy cream

1/3 cup green onions, sliced

½ cup chicken broth, low-sodium

3 cloves of garlic, minced

Marinating the chicken breasts

Marinating the chicken breast will take 8 hours.

Therefore, you will need to prep the chicken earlier and refrigerate it before you start working on the Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe.

Place the chicken breasts in a large bowl and add jerk seasoning.

Ensure that the seasoning covers the chicken on both sides of each piece.

Put the bowl in the refrigerator for at least eight hours.

The chicken will soak in the flavors of the jerk seasoning.

Directions

1.    Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2.    Put one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated chicken breasts.

3.    Let the chicken cook for about three minutes or until it looks golden brown, then flip them and cook the opposite side.

4.    Once both sides of all the chicken breasts are golden brown, put the skillet in the oven. Set the oven at 165 degrees F. Roast the chicken breasts for twenty-five minutes.

5.    As the chicken is roasting, start cooking the pasta. Boil some salted water and put in the pasta to cook until it is al dente. Cooking the pasta should take about 7 minutes.

6.    Drain out the water from the pasta and place the cooked pasta aside.

7.    Once the chicken breasts are well roasted, place them on a plate and cover to keep it warm.

8.    On a skillet, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and all the bell peppers until they are soft. The onions and peppers will be ready in four minutes.

9.    Put in the jalapenos and allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes.

10. Add in the chicken broth and allow it to boil.

11. Lower the heat and as you stir steadily, add in the salt, heavy cream, and parmesan.

12. Fold the pasta into the pan

13. You are now ready to serve. Cut the chicken breast into desired pieces and place on top of the pasta, and enjoy.

Extra tips

●Your pasta must be done al dante so that it is easy to bite through.

●You can use extra parmesan cheese if you like.

●Penne pasta is the best for this dish as it allows the seasoning to get into the hollow of the pasta. However, you can use any desired variety of pasta.

●In this recipe, we have used both red and yellow bell peppers to add some color to our dish. However, you can use what is available.

●If you love a ‘coconut-y’ flavor, you can use coconut cream in the place of heavy cream.

●You can substitute the extra virgin oil with vegetable, coconut, or sunflower oil.

●You can make your homemade jerk seasoning and adjust the flavors you please. However, keep in mind that it takes three months to get the homemade jerk seasoning ready for use. You will need to prepare early or buy ready-made jerk seasoning from the store.

Ingredients for homemade Jerk seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 teaspoons cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons onion powder

½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

2 teaspoons dried thyme

½ teaspoon black paper

2 teaspoons dried parsley

1 teaspoon ground allspice

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

How to make the jerk seasoning

1.    Combine all the ingredients in a jar.

2.    Cover the jar until airtight and store.

3.    The jerk seasoning will be ready in about three months.

Choose a Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe that works for you

You can tweak this recipe to suit your desired preference. Some of the great ideas you can pick from are:

Vegan jerk pasta

Vegetarians can use tofu or other preferred options in place of chicken breasts.

For a vegan option, you can use coconut cream instead of heavy cream.

Oxtail jerk pasta

Beef lovers can opt to use oxtail in the place of chicken breasts and enjoy oxtail jerk pasta.

Shrimp jerk pasta

Fish lovers can use shrimp in place of chicken.

Large shrimp are the best option when making shrimp jerk pasta as they cook faster.

Using large shrimp will save you some time since shrimp cooks faster than chicken breasts.

FAQs

What dish best accompanies jerk chicken pasta?

Jerk chicken pasta is a spicy dish, and it is preferably served with a sweet accompaniment like cornbread.

You can also have jerk chicken pasta with cake.

How can you reheat frozen Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta?

Jerk chicken pasta can be stored while frozen for many days.

Before reheating jerk chicken pasta, place it in the fridge to defrost for two hours.

Once it thaws, it is ready to be reheated and enjoyed.

Conclusion

If you want to explore an exotic Caribbean taste, the Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe is for you.

You can enjoy this dish during the regular family dinner or prepare it with extra side dishes over a holiday meal.

Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta

The exotic Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe

The Bahama breeze jerk chicken pasta recipe combines both southern and Caribbean ingredients. It is the perfect blend of delicious and spicy food that you can serve alongside various dishes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 433 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb pasta
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
  • ½ cup parmesan freshly grated
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup green onions sliced
  • ½ cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Put one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated chicken breasts.
  • Let the chicken cook for about three minutes or until it looks golden brown, then flip them and cook the opposite side.
  • Once both sides of all the chicken breasts are golden brown, put the skillet in the oven. Set the oven at 165 degrees F. Roast the chicken breasts for twenty-five minutes.
  • As the chicken is roasting, start cooking the pasta. Boil some salted water and put in the pasta to cook until it is al dente. Cooking the pasta should take about 7 minutes.
  • Drain out the water from the pasta and place the cooked pasta aside.
  • Once the chicken breasts are well roasted, place them on a plate and cover to keep it warm.
  • On a skillet, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and all the bell peppers until they are soft. The onions and peppers will be ready in four minutes.
  • Put in the jalapenos and allow the mixture to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the chicken broth and allow it to boil.
  • Lower the heat and as you stir steadily, add in the salt, heavy cream, and parmesan.
  • Fold the pasta into the pan
  • You are now ready to serve. Cut the chicken breast into desired pieces and place on top of the pasta, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 12gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1671mgPotassium: 850mgFiber: 7gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5857IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 310mgIron: 4mg
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