Jerk Chicken Casserole

Jerk Chicken Casserole

Packed with chicken, black beans and sweet potatoes, this Jamaican-style casserole is a meal in one.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4
teaspoon ground allspice
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
6
boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
1
large sweet potato (1 lb), peeled, cubed (3 cups)
1/4
cup honey
1/4
cup lime juice
2
teaspoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix salt, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, thyme and red pepper. Rub mixture on all sides of chicken. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 2 to 3 minutes per side, until brown.
  2. In baking dish, layer beans and sweet potato. Top with browned chicken. In small bowl, mix honey, lime juice and cornstarch; add to skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour over chicken in baking dish.
  3. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (180°F) and sweet potatoes are fork tender. Sprinkle with green onions.
Makes 6 servings
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Tips
If a dry jerk seasoning or rub is available, use it to save a few minutes. This is a mild jerk seasoning rub; an authentic jerk rub will be spicier. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg for the pumpkin pie spice.
Small boneless skinless chicken breasts can be substituted for the thighs, if you prefer. Or use bone-in thighs.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 550mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.