This easy, slow-cooker recipe will have you planning a trip to the islands. Moist, Jamaican-jerk chicken thighs, hearty black beans, tropical pineapple and a hint of jalapeño are served up over brown rice for a truly tasty and satisfying meal.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Gallery

Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
8
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, place chicken, pineapple chunks, beans, jalapeño pepper and green onions (see Tip).

    Advertisement
  • In a small bowl, combine reserved pineapple juice, tapioca, vinegar, mustard, jerk seasoning, salt and black pepper; pour into cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 5 1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 hours.

  • To serve, top with orange sections. Serve with hot cooked rice and, if desired, sliced green onions.

Tips

Tips: 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.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 26.7g 53% DV; carbohydrates 41.1g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 12.2g; fat 4.5g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 82.2mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 181.2IU 4% DV; vitamin c 17.9mg 30% DV; folate 24.9mcg 6% DV; calcium 62.9mg 6% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 58.9mg 21% DV; potassium 523.4mg 15% DV; sodium 449.2mg 18% DV.