Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
Island flavors in an easy and healthy casserole. You can just hear the steel drums play...
- 453.59 g boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 236.59 ml diced sweet pepper (red, green, yellow, or a combination)
- 354.88 ml cooked black beans, drained (about 1 can, red beans work too)
- 236.59 ml frozen corn kernels
- 425.24 g pineapple tidbits, drained, reserve juice
- 14.79 ml cornstarch
- 59.14 ml pineapple juice (from reserved)
- 59.14 ml chopped fresh cilantro
- 9.85 ml chopped garlic
- 4.92 ml paprika
- 2.46 ml onion powder
- 1.23 ml allspice
- 1.23 ml cinnamon
- 9.85 ml fresh grated ginger or 1.23 ml powdered ginger
- 2.46 ml black pepper
- 1.23 ml cayenne pepper
- 2.46 ml dried thyme
- 2.46 ml salt
- 1 lime
- 14.79 ml 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.