I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Jerk Chicken & Pineapple Pasta

This is from Allrecipes and just looked good, so I wanted to try it. I love anything with pineapple in it, and the added coconut and jerk seasoning mix caught my eye. Here's the recipe:

  • Olive Oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits with juice (we used chunks, not crushed)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp jerk seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces fettuccini noodles

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken until no longer pink, and juices run clear, 7 - 10 minutes. Stir in pineapple and it's juice, coconut, brown sugar, jerk seasoning, cinnamon, chili powder, red pepper, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.

2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 - 10 minutes; drain. Toss chicken mixture with drained pasta.


DeborahSW said...

This sounds WONDERFUL! :)

Emily said...

We had this for dinner last night and it is delicious. The sweet pineapple offset the spiciness....easy to prepare and delicious. We will definitely have this again!!

Christy said...

Ummm YUM! I want some right now!