Pull up a seat and get ready for this Caribbean Paleo Jerk Chicken Recipe we have ready for you today. It's baked in the oven so it's nice and healthy too. This recipe is quick, flavorful, and healthy. It only takes about 10 minutes to throw together.
Bake time will really depend on just how big your chicken breasts are, so make sure to allow for that when baking. For those who like a little more of a “spicy” kick, a pinch or two of red pepper flakes could be added to the sauce.
For quicker cooking chicken, slice the breasts in half or use chicken tenderloins (my favorite). Breasts can be left whole, but the overall cooking time will just be longer - but the chicken will be juicier. I would also love to know if any of you try this on chicken thighs or legs. I bet it would be really good on chicken legs.
I want to make it clear that the rice in the images is not Paleo. However, if you are on the Paleo diet, this Chicken recipe would taste great with cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, mashed butternut squash or roasted butternut squash. For the Clean Eating diet, use white rice or quinoa. This would be really pretty with "rainbow quinoa," which is white and red quinoa mixed together.
You should give this recipe a try and let us know what you think about it.
Caribbean Paleo Jerk Chicken Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 60 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Paleo
This baked chicken is super summery, flavorful, and healthy. It only takes about 10 minutes to throw together. Bake time will really depend on just how big your chicken breasts are, so make sure to allow for that when baking. For those who like a little more of a “spicy” kick, a pinch or two of red pepper flakes could be added to the sauce.
- 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 Red Bell Pepper (cut into thick slices)
- ½ Fresh Pineapple (cut into ½ “ thick slices)
- 1 Tbl Arrowroot Starch *
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground Allspice
- ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
- 1 tsp Real Salt *
- ½ Tbl Chopped Garlic
- 1 Tbl Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 Tbl Raw Honey
- ¼ Cup Coconut Aminos *
- Cilantro (chopped, to garnish)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly oil a 9x13” baking dish. Place the chicken breasts and bell pepper and pineapple slices in the dish, keeping plenty of pineapple and peppers between each chicken breast.
- In a small bowl, combine the arrowroot starch, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, and salt.
- Stir in the chopped garlic and lime juice to make a paste.
- Add in the honey and coconut aminos, whisking to make a sauce.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken, pineapple, and peppers, coating all surfaces.
- Bake for about 35 minutes(if chicken breasts were cut in half). For whole breasts, bake the dish for 50-55 minutes
- Serve garnished with a little chopped cilantro.
Keywords: baked, flavorful, healthy, summer
Delicious. Used soy sauce instead of coconut aminos and corn starch instead of that root starch. Also used whole breasts, beaten to about half inch thick and cooked for 40 min on baking sheet. Thanks for recipe!
Also, cooked uncovered
Could this be made in the crockpot/slow cooker?
Use your best judgement, I don't see why not. Give it a try and see if it is what your are looking for.
Not bad at all. I love trying new things so I'm not sure I'd make it again, but good to try.
looks amazing! i only have orange pepper, is that ok? Also, bake uncovered?
If you have orange pepper and you enjoy the flavor go for it! It will alter the taste slightly but will not ruin the recipe. I cook it covered because that is what i do with most to help keep in moisture but I don't think it matters too much in this case.
This recipe sounds so delicious! I am pinning it so I can give it a try next time we are in the mood for a chicken recipe. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Your welcome, let us know what you think of the recipe!
If I am unable to find arrow root could i ise whole wheat flour? We arent paleo but this sounds delish
If you aren't Paleo then just use whatever you would normally use to thicken a sauce, like corn starch or flour.
I can't wait to tweak this for my husband.