Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce

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I didn’t know I liked plums until last week, when I decided to be very adventurous and try them in this delicious new recipe for Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce. It’s like I forgot I knew I liked plums and when I tasted a bite of it the familiar taste came rushing back from my childhood.

Growing up, we had a pretty good size plum tree in the back yard. I don’t really remember eating the plums, but I remember my sister and her husband (boyfriend at the time) had a fight throwing them at each other. A more vivid memory was when I put my tiny black kitten up on the trunk of that plum tree and told him to climb! After I did that, I forgot about him and ran off with my brother fishing for the rest of the afternoon. Needless to say, when we returned home from fishing, my mama told me about how she had to get a ladder and rescue the poor little thing out of the tree, because he couldn’t figure out how to get down. Poor little thing, I was quite the little terror…

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I had received a surprise packet of I’M A JERK – Jamaican Jerk Rub & Seasoning in the mail from Legion of Spice to try out (Remember Legion of Spice from our giveaway?). I had been holding it until I found something good to try. Peaches and plums are in season and I had been seeing a lot at the local farmers’ markets, but really didn’t know what to do with them either. I just so happened to come across a recipe that used Jerk Seasoning, peaches and plums. It was perfect and I was going to step out of my comfort zone and experiment with something I didn’t even know I would like.

Easy to make, this Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce is made with chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

Here’s how I made this flavorful Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce:

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

Generously sprinkle the chicken breasts fillets all over, with jerk seasoning, reserving about a teaspoon of the spice; lay the fillets on a plate and place them in the refrigerator for about 20-minutes.

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

Prepare rice to package instructions; keep warm.

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the seasoned chicken to the pan, working in batches, cook until browned, about 1 to 3 minutes per side. (Add more oil to the pan as needed.)

Transfer chicken to a plate, and tent with aluminum foil.

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together coconut milk, water, and cornstarch with a fork or small whisk; set aside.

Add fruit, jalapeno, sugar, and honey to the pan; season with a pinch of salt. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes, then stir in the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; continue to cook stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fruit is tender and sauce is thickened.

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

Season the rice with the remaining teaspoon of Jerk Seasoning and fluff to incorporate.

Place one of the chicken breasts over about a ½ cup of the rice. Spoon fruit sauce over chicken and serve warm.

Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce | Easy to make, this chicken rubbed with jerk seasoning, topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over Jasmine Rice is made in minutes.

I got really nervous about this dish towards the end and I wasn’t sure if we would even like it. I was so relieved when I finally sat down to take a bite. The flavor combinations in the recipe are amazing! You get nice sweet hints of spice and warmth. David and I both loved it!

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce as much as we did!

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Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce

Easy to make, this Jerk Chicken with Spicy Peach and Plum Coconut Sauce is topped with a deliciously spicy peach and plum coconut sauce over jasmine rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut sauce, Jerk Chicken, peach, plum
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 650kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 thin sliced boneless-skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon Legion of Spice Jerk Seasoning divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 peaches sliced
  • 2 red plums sliced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • ½ tablespoon light brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups prepared Jasmine Rice for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Generously sprinkle the chicken breasts fillets all over, with jerk seasoning, reserving about a teaspoon of the spice; lay the fillets on a plate and place them in the refrigerator for about 20-minutes.
  • Prepare rice to package instructions; keep warm.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the seasoned chicken to the pan, working in batches, cook until browned, about 1 to 3 minutes per side. (Add more oil to the pan as needed.) 
    Transfer chicken to a plate, and tent with aluminum foil.
  • In a small bowl, mix together coconut milk, water, and cornstarch with a fork or small whisk; set aside.
  • Add fruit, jalapeno, sugar, and honey to the pan; season with a pinch of salt. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes, then stir in the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; continue to cook stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fruit is tender and sauce is thickened.
  • Season the rice with the remaining teaspoon of Jerk Seasoning and fluff to incorporate.
  • Place one of the chicken breasts over about a ½ cup of the rice. Spoon fruit sauce over chicken and serve warm.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Diethood

Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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