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Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice recipe? Learn how to make Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by slc3856

Makes 6 servings



For something a little more light and fun, but still pretty easy."

Recipe Ingredients for Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice

1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 chicken breast
2 cups uncooked brown rice
1 1/2 cups water
8 ounce sliced pineapple in juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pinch ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix together the light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, thyme, cumin, 1 teaspoon of garlic salt, paprika, chili powder, and nutmeg in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Rub both sides of chicken breasts with the spice mixture, and place into a 9x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining seasoning mix on top of chicken, if desired.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is lightly browned, no longer pink inside, and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  4. While chicken is baking, bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  5. Chop half the pineapple slices. Mix the chopped pineapple, cilantro, and olive oil into the cooked rice, and season to taste with a pinch or two of garlic salt and black pepper. Fluff the rice up with a fork, and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with the baked chicken, topped with remaining pineapple slices.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Caribbean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 280.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
457
Calories from Fat
62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.9g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
98mg
33%
Sodium
94mg
4%
Potassium
538mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
55.9g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
5.3g
Protein
40.8g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
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