Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Serves 4

Adding fresh fruit to your chicken casserole is a great idea as it freshens up what could be considered an autumnal dish making it much more suitable for year-round consumption. The addition of peas and beans make it a hearty, filling meal that’s low in fat.

Ingredients

4 spring onions
1 tin of Dunn’s River peas and beans
4 cloves of peeled garlic
2 tsps of Grace’s hot pepper sauce (more if you like spice)
The juice of 1 lime
½ small pineapple, chopped into chunks
2 tsps Dunn’s River tropical seasoning
2 tsps oil
4 chicken breasts
240g chicken stock
1 mango, chopped into chunks
100ml apple juice

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Method

Add the spring onions, garlic, chilli sauce, tropical seasoning, lime juice and half of the apple juice to a food processor and blitz until it produces a marinade.

Put the chicken in a dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Leave to marinade. Ideally you’ll want to do this overnight, but an hour or two should give you some flavour.

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Once the chicken is marinated, layer the pineapple and mango in a large oven proof dish.

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Add the rice on top.

Drain the peas and beans and then add them on top of the rice.

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Place the chicken on top. Don’t discard the marinade.

Mix the marinade with the remaining apple juice and the chicken stock.

Pour the mixture over the layered ingredients. Then cover with a lid or foil.

Cook in the oven on approx. 160 degrees for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue cooking for another 40 minutes. Check the dish regularly to avoid the chicken getting too brown or the stock reducing too much.

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

Serve immediately.

If you do the marinating the night before, this is a simple dish to put together and pop in the oven. It’s a great fresh twist on one of my classic favourites. I love the fruitiness of the mango and pineapple against the spiciness of the chillies.

Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

This tropical chicken casserole recipe is in celebration of Caribbean Food Week which runs from 22nd to 29th August.

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10 thoughts on “Tropical Chicken Casserole Recipe

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was thanks Janet. It was a bit like sweet and sour chicken but with a bit of a kick. It was so yummy.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It's definitely going to be one of our staples going forward. It was such a nice twist on a traditional casserole.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Cheryl. It's lovely to be back and reading all these lovely posts. I've missed it. I've missed having a desk!

  1. This looks delicious and it's lovely to see your Linkie back again - I hope everyone finds you again and the party really starts to rock x

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Leanne. It was really tasty. That's really kind of you to say, it's lovely being back. The party was awesome!

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