Wednesday, 17 October 2012

50p Pineapple Jerk Chicken and Caribbean Rice

This one came just on  budget at 50p, few... didn't want to start eliminating ingredients. 

Decided i would make this one last week when i was looking for cinnamon for my banana cupcakes and nearly poured the jerk seasoning into the cinnamon cream cheese frosting instead. Which reminds me, i should really put that recipe up too sometime - so simple and uses up those bananas we all forget about.  

Anyways, so i came up with this recipe last year, but the addition of the Caribbean rice is new, it balances the spicy nature of the jerk seasoning really well. 

£2.98 :Serves 6 (50p per serving)

Pineapple Jerk Chicken

1. In a slow cooker, or oven proof dish combine the following. 

1 can pineapple (with juice)
1 can tomatoes
1 cube garlic
1 Tbsp jerk seasoning
4 frozen chicken pieces
1 stock cube
2 med sweet potatoes
1/2 cup red lentils (for thickening)

Slow cook on low for 6 hours 
Oven cook at 180 for 2 hours (make sure dish is tightly covered with foil and use defrosted chicken for oven variation)

* 30 min before the end of cooking put the rice on *

2. after cooking remove chicken from bone and add back to the 

sauce, along with:

1 yellow pepper (diced)
1 can corn

Caribbean Rice - 

1. add these ingredients together and bring to the boil. 

1 can of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 garlic cubes
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 sachet coconut cream
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp dried thyme 
7 cups water

2. add 3 cups of rice and simmer for 15 min, cover tightly (foil and a lid). turn off and leave to steam for 20 min. 

3. Enjoy! As always, freezes well and remember not to keep the rice in the fridge for more than a day. 

It's all about STARVING STUDENT SURVIVAL! - Mags, x

Nutritional information (per serving)

calories 534
carbs      89
fat         10
protein    23

Shopping list

Tesco Everyday Value Chicken Portions 2Kg £3.19     £0.64
Tesco Everyday Value Peppers                £1.07     £0.11  
Millstone Crushed Chillies 28G                £0.69     £0.03
Tesco Everyday Value Sweetcorn 325G         £0.33    £0.33
Tesco Wholefoods Red Split Lentils 1Kg         £1.80     £0.18
Pataks Creamed Coconut Sachets 200G         £1.20    £0.30
Tesco Everyday Value  Tomatoes 400G         £0.31    £0.31
Tesco Everyday Value Kidney Beans 400G £0.18    £0.18
Dorot Crushed Garlic 80G                         £1.00    £0.10
Tesco Everyday Value chicken stock cubes £0.10    £0.01
 Schwartz Jamaican jerk seasoning 51g        £1.76     £0.18
Tesco Everyday value tinned pineapple         £0.32   £0.32
Tesco sweet potatoes 1.25kg (2 for £2)        £1.00    £0.40
Tesco dried thyme 16g                                £0.75    £0.07

 I like this best made with chicken, but sausages work great too, if you want a little bit more more meat for around the same amount of money. 

Tesco Everyday Value 20 Sausages 1Kg  £1.00,  2 per portion - 12 for  60p

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