Jerk Chicken with Black-Eyed Peas and Rice

Add something flavorful to your family's dinner! Serve grilled chicken breast over mixture of rice and black-eyed peas – ready in 25 minutes.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2
cups water
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1
teaspoon dry Caribbean jerk seasoning
1
(15-oz.) can black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
1/2
teaspoon cumin
4
lime wedges

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Steps

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Heat grill. Sprinkle jerk seasoning over chicken breast halves.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning once.
  • 4 Add black-eyed peas and cumin to rice; mix well. Serve chicken over rice mixture with lime wedges.
  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Heat grill. Sprinkle jerk seasoning over chicken breast halves.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning once.
  • 4 Add black-eyed peas and cumin to rice; mix well. Serve chicken over rice mixture with lime wedges.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To broil chicken, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once.

Jerk seasoning has been used in Jamaica since the 17th century, when it first flavored wild boar. The seasoning is a moist or dry blend of chiles, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, garlic and onions. Look for jerk seasoning in the spice or condiment section of the grocery store.

One and a half cups of instant rice can be used in place of one cup of long grain rice. Cook it according to package directions.

Dried peas, lentils and beans such as black-eyed peas are staple source of protein in diets around the world. They are virtually fat-free and are high in soluble fiber, a nutrient which may reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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