I used to work at Bahama Breeze and came home one night to try and replicate their Jerk Chicken Pasta as close as possible, and this is the closest I've gotten, but it tastes JUST like it!
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 4 -5 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon herbs, of your choice, rosemary, marjoram, oregano
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 stalk asparagus
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, pieces and stems
- 3 tablespoons parsley, crushed
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 ounces angel hair pasta
- Melt butter in skillet over medium/low heat and add garlic.
- When garlic becomes fragrant add cayenne pepper and chicken (already cut up into small strips/slices or whole), increase heat.
- Cook until chicken is cooked to preferred tenderness. Remove chicken from pan, leaving the butter/garlic/cayenne mix.
- In a separate deep pan, fill pan 1/4 full of water. Place a drainer on top of the pan, add asparagus (cut up into 1 inch pieces). Cover. Steam for 5-10 minutes.
- In a secparate deep pan, cook angel hair pasta according to the package directions. Set aside.
- In a cup stir together half-and-half, chicken broth, and corn starch. Pour into skillet chicken was cooked inches
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 3 minutes, constantly stirring.
- Stir in the parsley, herbs, mushrooms, and asparagus for 3-5 minutes to heat through and allow flavors to blend.
- Add chicken to heat through.
- Add pasta and stir to heat through.
This was so good and so close to the dish at Bahama Breeze. The only changes I made were to use bow tie pasta, heavy cream, and left the cayenne out altogether and just left everyone add it to their own serving so even those that are "spice challenged" could enjoy it.
My husband was shocked because of how close to Bahama breeze it was... the only thing missing is lime juice. I'm not sure when they add it so just put it on top after we made it and it was perfect. And I only used 1 teaspoon (not tablespoon... it was spicy enough with what I put in I can't imagine tablespoon worth) and it was amazing. We are making for our friends this week... Share the love.
I visited Bahama Breeze and desperately wanted to replicate this dish as well.
I used Walkerswood Mild Jerk Rub on the Chicken
Farfelle of Bowtie Pasta
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Ragu' Sauce
and Purple Onions
with a little bit of sugar
It was great!