The Commonwealth Games are watched in this household almost as intently as the Olympics, sadly there is no sign of golf being included any time soon but there is plenty to keep us entertained. The fact that there are fewer sports and competitors just means that you get to the finals, and more importantly the medals sooner!
We received a challenge to create a Commonwealth Games themed recipe based on one of the competing nations and decided we should go for something we hadn’t tried before (but wasn’t too obscure!). In the end we decided on Jamaican jerk chicken with rice and peas, however as we are still trying to be healthy I wanted to make it as Slimming World friendly as possible. After scouring the internet I cobbled together this dish based on about 4 different recipes I found.
- Chicken - breasts, thighs, quarters, whichever you fancy
- Kidney beans
- Spring onions
- Red wine vinegar
- Light coconut milk
- Ginger - fresh or lazy
- Light soy sauce
- Jerk seasoning
- Chilli - fresh, dried or flakes
- Lime juice
- In a bowl mix 3 chopped spring onions, 3 cloves garlic, ginger, jerk seasoning, chilli, paprika, thyme, lime juice, good shake of soy sauce and a couple of glugs of red wine vinegar.
- Pour the marinade over your choice of chicken (we used chicken quarters with the skin removed) give it a rub in and leave for a few hours to do it's magic.
- Heat a large pan and brown the chicken on both sides before placing in the oven to cook through whilst you cook the rice.
- In a smaller pan put 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of water, a tin of drained kidney beans and half a can of light coconut milk, bring it to the boil, stir, turn the heat down low and cover with a lid for 20 mins. Once all the liquid is absorbed turn of the heat and leave for a few minutes.
- Apologies I didn't measure anything out, just a good dash, shake or squeeze depending on your taste!
Serve the chicken and rice with a little salad whilst you watch Jamaica win gold in the 100m men’s final!
I was sent a food shopping voucher to cover my costs for this creation