Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
Island flavors in an easy and healthy casserole. You can just hear the steel drums play...
- 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup diced sweet pepper (red, green, yellow, or a combination)
- 1 1⁄2 cups cooked black beans, drained (about 1 can, red beans work too)
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 15 ounces pineapple tidbits, drained, reserve juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice (from reserved)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (or extra virgin olive will work too)
- Combine chicken, peppers, beans, corn and pineapple in 2 quart glass casserole dish.
- Dissolve cornstarch in pineapple juice and stir it in along with remaining ingredients except lime and coconut oil.
- bake at 350 for 30 - 40 min until chicken is done.
- stir in coconut oil.
- serve with lime wedges, or add fresh squeezed lime juice before serving.
This casserole was an absolute delight. The colours were beautiful, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the interesting flavours. WOW is right! I sauted my red pepper with the garlic and half an onion before it went into the casserole dish. So easy to make, and I appreciated the healthy low-fat aspect (I omitted the oil at the end as I used some to saute). The squeeze of lime is magic and all on a bed of brown rice. Thank you, ranch-girl, for posting. I will be making this again and again.
With all of these spices I expected more flavor. The taste is really original, but I don't think I'll be making this again. Thanks for posting it though.
WOW! This was soooo unique and different for me to make. Easy and fun, too. Hubby thought it needed a little more kick or spice - but then thought it would be great in a flour tortilla or over spaghetti squash. Lots of variations can be done with this one - adding spices, using pork instead of chicken (especially with the pineapple). Thanks for a great recipe! Made for PAC '08.