Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
Island flavors in an easy and healthy casserole. You can just hear the steel drums play...
Make and share this Calypso Chicken Casserole recipe from Food.com.
- 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.