Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

These Caribbean-inspired pizzas are topped with jerk chicken, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, and spicy jalapeño and are grilled, rather than baked, for a quick and healthy meal!

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 12 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped very ripe mango
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ of a fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and minced (see Tip)
  • 1 recipe Whole-Wheat Individual Pizza Crusts (see associated recipe)
  • 6 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (3)
  • jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)

Preparation

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  1. In a medium bowl toss together chicken and jerk seasoning; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, ginger, salt, and pepper. Bring to simmering, stirring until brown sugar is dissolved. Stir in mango, pineapple, red onion, and minced jalapeño pepper. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until fruit is tender and slightly broken down, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Coarsely mash fruit.
  3. Spread Whole Wheat Individual Pizza Crusts with mango mixture. Top with chicken.
  4. For a charcoal or gas grill, place pizzas on the grill rack directly over low heat. Cover and grill 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from grill. Top with green onions and, if desired, sliced jalapeno peppers.
  • Tips: If using a sugar substitute-sugar bland, we recommend Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Nutrition facts per serving with sugar substitute: Same as below, except 255 cal., 32 g carb. (11 g sugars), 339 mg sodium
  • Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 individual pizza
  • Per serving: 259 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 33 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 73 mcg folate; 48 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 750 IU vitamin A; 33 mg vitamin C; 33 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 340 mg sodium; 361 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (55% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1½ starch, ½ fruit

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