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Jerk Chicken Casserole

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Packed with chicken, black beans and sweet potatoes, this Jamaican-style casserole is a meal in one.

1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4
teaspoon ground allspice
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
6
boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
large sweet potato (1 lb), peeled, cubed (3 cups)
1/4
cup honey
1/4
cup lime juice
2
teaspoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix salt, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, thyme and red pepper. Rub mixture on all sides of chicken. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 2 to 3 minutes per side, until brown.
  • 2 In baking dish, layer beans and sweet potato. Top with browned chicken. In small bowl, mix honey, lime juice and cornstarch; add to skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour over chicken in baking dish.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (180°F) and sweet potatoes are fork tender. Sprinkle with green onions.

Expert Tips

If a dry jerk seasoning or rub is available, use it to save a few minutes. This is a mild jerk seasoning rub; an authentic jerk rub will be spicier. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg for the pumpkin pie spice.

Small boneless skinless chicken breasts can be substituted for the thighs, if you prefer. Or use bone-in thighs.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
8g
33%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
210%
210%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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