Cubano Chicken with Spicy Currant Picadillo

Cubano Chicken with Spicy Currant Picadillo created by ciao4293

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  • COMBINE jerk seasoning, cumin and paprika in small bowl.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to form a paste.
  • Rub paste over both sides of chicken.
  • Heat remaining oil in large nonstick skilled over medium heat until hot.
  • Add chicken; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Turn, continue to cook for 4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm.
  • ADD onion and bell pepper to skillet.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, over medium high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add jelly, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and Tabasco sauce.
  • Cook until jelly melts, about 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, olives, currants and capers; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium; return chicken to skillet and turn to coat.
  • Cover, and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • TRANSFER chicken to serving plates; top with Currant Picadillo mixture.
  • Sprinkle with chopped basil.
  • Garnish with basil and lemon wedges.
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  1. EinyOpi
    Made this again, 2021, and it is truly spectacular! I brined my chicken breasts for 2 hours before cooking which helped them to be super tender and moist. The rub and sauce are simply the perfect Mediterranean combo of flavors and sweet and savory. I made this for a dinner party in 2 cast iron pans on the stove. Next time I will brine, then saute the breasts... take them out of the pan, make the sauce, let the sauce sit an simmer until I am ready to serve. When ready to serve put the breasts back into the warm sauce and plate. I served with an orzo/rice combo.
  2. bmerryman
    Excellent. I rarely eat sweetened food, so perhaps a bit too sweet for me; however, my wife thought it was perfect. Excellent blend of flavors. Will definitely be putting this into the rotation. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
  3. bobbjanuary
    My family and I thought that this was a terrific recipe as written. I will make it many times. Thank you.
  4. miss_treated1
    This is a wonderful dish! I added a little cayenne pepper because we like our dishes spicy. I didn't use the extra currants since the currant jelly had chunks in it. I served this with Lemon Rice and garnished with lemon wedges and fresh basic sprigs. Excellent meal!
  5. Shannon Cooks
    Very tasty dish! We enjoyed this very much. Don't forget the lemon wedges - these are a must as they REALLY bring out the flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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