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Jerk Chicken with Caramelized Pineapple and Mango
  • prep: 3 min
  • cook: 1 min
  • total: 4 min
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  • Summary

    The flavors in this dish just scream warm and sunny tropical island. It’s a fast, easy recipe that the whole family will love and it’s ready in less than 15 minutes. It isn’t traditional jerk chicken but who said we always have to be traditional. I love the warming flavors in jerk seasoning and combined with an easy sauce that’s ridiculously good, the chicken is bursting with sweet-and-tangy flavor and wonderfully moist. I used coconut oil for the caramelize fruit which enhances the tropical flair, but you can substitute with another oil.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (from one 16-ounce can pineapple chunks, reserve the pineapple for caramelizing)
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil for sauce + 1 tablespoon for cooking chicken
    • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
    • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning for sauce + more for sprinkling over chicken
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
    • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or another preferred oil)
    • about 1 cup pineapple chunks (reserved from can)
    • about 1 cup mango chunks (I used frozen that I allowed to thaw)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 500 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 13 g 20.58%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 26.49%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 114 mg 37.97%
    • Sodium: 620 mg 25.82%
    • Calcium: 18 mg 1.77%
    • Potassium: 176 mg 5.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.04%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 63 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.53%
    • Sugar: 55 g
    • Protein: 40 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 9.6%
    • Vitamin C 39.11%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq