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RASTA PASTA with Jerk Chicken

Toss penne pasta with a creamy jerk-infused sauce for this Jamaican pasta dish. Colored bell peppers. Adding boneless jerk chicken, Comforting and spicy in just the right way. This version gets its spice from DivineKuizine jerk rub/seasoning, The bell peppers, jalapeno and red onions add not only texture, but a sweet crunch and brightness. I halved with heavy cream and coconut milk.

This Caribbean dish is a perfect for a weeknight meal, dinner party, or potluck. You can add any protein of choice, with shrimp and chicken being the most popular. Rasta pasta can also be made completely vegetarian. It’s the perfect way to taste the islands during anytime.



Yield:4 servings

FOR THE CHICKEN

FOR THE PASTA

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1pound penne pasta

  • 3bell peppers, preferably a mix of colors, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 red onion , thinly sliced

  • ¼cup jerk seasoning

  • ½cup cup coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • garlic, minced

  • teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • teaspoon Divinekuizine sugar spice

  • 1-2 tablespoons DivineKuizine Jerk rub/seasoning ( measurement depends how hot you want pasta to be.

  • ½- cup mixture of Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese


PREPARATION

  1. Step 1 Prepare the chicken: In a medium bowl, combine DivineKuizine jerk rub/seasoning, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and all are spices. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Pull chicken out about 1 hour before cooking, so it comes to room temperature.

  2. Step 2 Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken on bake sheet and bake for 16-25 minutes.

  3. Step 3 Once chicken is seared, transfer the skillet to the oven and roast chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, let rest for about 10 minutes, and slice on a bias.

  4. Step 4 Prepare the pasta: Set a pot of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta, and cook according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  5. Step 5 Add 2 tablespoons oil to a heavy pot set over medium, and sauté bell peppers with red onions until peppers are barely softened, about 4 minutes. Add teaspoon DivineKuizine sugar spice, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and garlic garlic and cook until it’s fragrant, about another minute.

  6. Step 6 Add heavy cream ,coconut milk and butter bring to a simmer. Add the ¼ cup DivineKuizine jerk rub/seasoning to the pot and combine. Season to taste. Add pasta Mix in the Parmesan and Mozzarella

  7. Step 7 Top with the jerk chicken, Serve hot.


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