Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spicy Chicken Breasts with Fruit

I pinned this recipe about a month and a half ago from HERE and could hardly wait to give it a try. I have had this on my menu plan a couple of times but something always seemed to come up and I would put it off another week. I am sooo glad I finally got around to making it. This chicken is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Add rice and you have a perfect meal!
2 tsp Jamaican jerk seasoning
1 serrano pepper, chopped and divided
2 lg boneless skinless chicken breasts, 10 - 12 oz each
nonstick cooking spray
5 Tbsp peach nectar, divided
2 green onions, cut into one inch pieces
1 cup frozen peach slices, thawed and divided
1/2 cup plum slices (about one average sized plum), divided
1/2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
dash salt
1/4 cup frozen pitted dark cherries, thawed
cooked rice (optional)

In small bowl mix together the Jamaican seasoning and half of the chopped serrano.
Rub seasoning mixture on both sides of chicken breasts. Spray skillet lightly with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
Add chicken to skillet and cook for about eight minutes on each side or until fully cooked.
While chicken is cooking mix together three Tbsp peach nectar, half of the peach slices, half of the plum slices, the remaining serrano, brown sugar and salt. Set aside. When chicken is done, transfer to serving plates and keep warm.
Add the remaining two Tbsp peach nectar and the onion to the skillet, cooking and stirring over medium heat for three to four minutes or until onion is tender.
Stir in the fruit/brown sugar mixture. Continue cooking and stirring for about two minutes or until slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.
Stir in cherries and the remaining peach and plum slices.
Spoon the fruit mixture over the chicken breasts and rice. Serve and enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. This looks delicious~ I need to try this recipe~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. It was great! I will def be making this again.

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  2. Thank you for linking, Terry! And thanks for sharing the recipe for jerk seasoning along with this dish. That's something I've never used before. Looks like this has it all--sweet, savory, spicy!

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    1. The jerk seasoning really made this chicken great, loved it!

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  3. This must smell and taste awesome, Terry! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-) Looking forward to see what you will bring us tomorrow !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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    1. Loved it! Making it again soon!

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    2. Your recipe is on feature today at With A Blast ! Hope to see you soon, Terry :-)

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  4. Spice and fruit - sounds good, Terry. Thanks for adding it to the collection. Cheers

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    1. Very good, although I am suddenly unable to find plums!

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