RECIPE...Mango Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas

We love our Limited Edition Alphonso Mango Preserve but surprisingly it isn't just for sweet dishes.  You can also use it in savoury dishes too to add a fruity sweetness. We have a delicious recipe to share with you for when you fancy making something a little different for dinner this summer.

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Mango Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas

The flavour combination of Jerk chicken with mango works really well and is seen in many recipes. The sweetness of the mango works really well with jerk seasoning, and this is true in this recipe as well.

Ingredients (serves two)

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • Tablespoon olive oil

  • Tablespoon jerk seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons Alphonso Mango Preserve

  • 100g basmati rice

  • Half a tin of coconut milk

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • Half teaspoon all spice

  • 2 spring onions

  • Half a tin of kidney beans

  • Chives for garnish (optional)


Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

  2. Mix the olive oil and jerk seasoning in a bowl then add the chicken and stir until it is well coated in the mixture.

  3. Lay it out on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven and spoon over the mango preserve, then return to the oven for a further five minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  5. While the chicken is in the oven make the rice.

  6. Rinse the rice under cold running water and tip into a pan along with all the remaining ingredients except the kidney beans and chives.

  7. Season and add 150 ml cold water and set over a high heat. Once it boils, turn it down to a medium heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  8. Add the kidney beans, cover and set aside for 5 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Garnish with chives and serve with the chicken.

 
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The Alphonso Mango Preserve is still available to buy online here.

Much jam love,

Kate x