Caribbean-Style Chicken Recipes

Savor chicken recipes that will have you hearing the sweet sound of steel drums in no time.

  • Rum-Marinated Chicken Breasts with Pineapple Relish
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Rum-Marinated Chicken Breasts with Pineapple Relish

    Put together a quick, one-hour marinade of dark rum, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, and fresh lime juice to give this juicy chicken dish bold Caribbean flavor. Top with a fruity relish for optimal Island taste.

    Recipe: Rum-Marinated Chicken Breasts with Pineapple Relish

  • Jamaican Chicken with Mango Salsa
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Jamaican Chicken with Mango Salsa

    Serve a simple chicken dinner topped with a dynamic sweet 'n' spicy mango salsa. The fresh fruity salsa tames the bold flavor of the jerk seasoning on the chicken. This recipe calls for jarred, peeled mango, which saves time and makes the dish a year-round dinner option.

    Recipe: Jamaican Chicken with Mango Salsa

  • Chorizo and Plantain-Stuffed Chicken
    Randy Mayor

    Chorizo and Plantain-Stuffed Chicken

    You're sure to savor the Caribbean flair of this tropical dish. Sweet plantain balances the spice of the chorizo and poblano pepper. Make sure the plantains are ripe when you start cooking to ensure the best flavor.

    Recipe: Chorizo and Plantain-Stuffed Chicken

  • Asopao de Pollo
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Mary Catherine Muir

    Asopao de Pollo

    Treat the family to a hearty one-dish meal of a saucy Puerto Rican-inspired chicken dinner. This dish gets much of its flavor from alcaparrado, a jarred mixture of whole green olives, pimentos, and capers, plus lean ham and a helping of dry white wine. It's ideal comfort food for a low-key weeknight.

    Recipe: Asopao de Pollo

  • Caribbean Chicken Breasts

    Caribbean Chicken Breasts

    Sample a six-ingredient main dish loaded with the flavor of crushed pineapple, apricot jam, and mild curry powder. Chicken breast halves cook in individual foil packets, making this a fast weeknight dish that's light on cleanup. Pair with cooked rice to soak up the extra sauce from the packets.

    Recipe: Caribbean Chicken Breasts

  • Jerk Chicken
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Jerk Chicken

    Get authentic Jamaican flavor using a favorite shortcut of our Test Kitchens: bottled jerk sauce. An overnight marinade and pantry-staple ingredients make this dish easy on the prep work and fast in the final stages. Simply throw marinated breast halves on the grill for about 20 minutes and serve with a side of steamed veggies.

    Recipe: Jerk Chicken

  • Baked Guava Chicken
    Jean Allsopp

    Baked Guava Chicken

    Marinate chicken drumettes in a sauce of guava jam, lemon juice, soy sauce, and allspice, then roast for 30 minutes in the oven. Pair this fragrant main dish with mild rice and a green vegetable to round out the plate.

    Recipe: Baked Guava Chicken

  • Pollo Rancho Luna
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Pollo Rancho Luna

    Bottled mojo marinade makes this island-inspired chicken dish a time-saving supper solution. Marinate chicken breast halves in the mojo for a few hours, then cook in a skillet for about four minutes on each side. While the chicken cooks, toss a quick salad as a colorful side that's loaded with healthy veggies.

    Recipe: Pollo Rancho Luna

  • Jamaican Chicken Stew
    Randy Mayor

    Jamaican Chicken Stew

    Serve a delicatedly-spiced stew that tastes like it simmered for hours but really only takes about 30 minutes. Steam some rice and top with the colorful chicken mixture for a zesty dinner that's big on flavor when you're short on time.

    Recipe: Jamaican Chicken Stew

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