Pineapple-Stuffed Jerk Chicken Breast
We have a thing against boring chicken here at Fat Loss Foodies. Take one look at our Recipe Index and you'll quickly realized, we love chicken - but we always keep it interesting.
This Pineapple-Stuffed Jerk Chicken Breast recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart believe it or not! If you know what you're looking for, you can actually find fat loss-friendly recipes on many famous cooks' and chefs' websites. I stalk Nigella Lawson, Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten and of course - Martha - on the regular because these women know food. I love to find their takes on protein, vegetables, and fruit, and see how I can reduce the fat and/or sugar to make the recipe fit the healthy lifestyle that both I and my clients love to live!
I made a few tweaks here and there, and we loved this chicken! If you make it, be sure to snap a pic, post it on Instagram and tag Fat Loss Foodies! We love seeing what's cooking in your kitchen!
Serves 4 - Adapted from Martha Stewart
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2-3/4 c. fresh pineapple, drained and minced
1 scallion, diced
1 Tbs. coconut sugar, Sucanat, or brown sugar
half a lime, juiced
1 Tbs. dried thyme
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. all spice
2 tsp. coconut sugar, Sucanat, or brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1-2 tsp. oil
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. MAKE JERK SEASONING: In a small bowl, combine jerk seasoning: dried thyme, cayenne pepper, all spice, 2 tsp. sugar, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
3. MAKE PINEAPPLE STUFFING: In a separate bowl, combine minced pineapple, scallions, lime juice and sugar. Stir to combine.
4. Using a sharp paring knife, make a slit into the thick side of each chicken breast. Using your fingers, create a pocket in the chicken, being careful not to poke through the opposite side. Stuff the cavity of each chicken breast with 1/4 of the pineapple mixture. Secure with 1-2 pieces of kitchen twine.
5. Season the outside of the chicken breast (both sides) with the jerk seasoning.
6. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a couple teaspoons of oil and then sear the chicken for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove skillet from stove top and transfer to oven. Bake at 400 for until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, about 10-15 minutes.