These delicious Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bowls start with a layer of coconut rice and red beans topped with jerk seasoned chicken, mangos, mashed avocado and a sweet and spicy pineapple sauce.

A bowl filled with jerk seasoned chicken, mangos, guacamole, bell peppers, and beans over rice.

I love it when a simple idea turns into a masterpiece dinner! I love adding jerk seasoning to meat for a fun and different flavor, and I’ve been wanting to make some sort of Caribbean jerk chicken bowl for a while. I’m such a huge fan of all-in-one dinner bowls that incorporate a protein, rice or pasta, and veggies in one bowl for a gorgrous and well-rounded meal.

Two of my favorites–especially during the spring and summer–are these Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki Bowls and BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken and Veggie Bowls . Both are fabulous!

Mango, mashed avocado, bell peppesr and jerk seasoned chicken on top of coconut rice and red beans. T

For these bowls you can use regular cooked white rice, or make some yummy coconut rice and red beans. I used my instant pot to make the rice- I’m a little obsessed with how well it cooks rice and how easy the process is.

Also, check out my easy tutorial for how to cut a mango!

Bowl of Caribbean jerk chicken, mangos, mashed avocado and bell peppers over rice. | tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Meanwhile, make the sauce. It’s super simple and has a great sweet and spicy flavor. Season the chicken with jerk seasoning (you can use store-bought, or make your own!) and grill it or cook it in a skillet. Mash an avocado. Chop some mango and bell pepper. Layer everything over your rice, and dig in! So many great flavors that compliment each other well.

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Recipe

Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Total 40 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts , cut in half, (or 6-8 chicken tenders)
  • 1/4 cup Jamaican jerk seasoning (or homemade)
  • 5-6 cups white rice , cooked (or coconut rice)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper , sliced thin
  • 15 ounce can red beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 avocados , peeled, seeded, mashed
  • 1 mango , peeled and sliced around the pit

For the pineapple sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple and its juices , diced
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo plus 1 tsp of the adobo sauce , or to taste, if you don't like spicy
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine the pineapple sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Cook rice according to package instructions. I use plain, long-grain white rice if I'm in a hurry, or coconut rice if I have time to go the extra mile 🙂 . 
  • When the timer goes off for the rice, add the red beans to the pot and fluffy everything with a fork to toss it all together. Return the lid to keep it warm while you cook the chicken.
  • Season chicken breasts all over with jerk seasoning.
  •  Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, flipping once, until cooked through. 
  • During the last 2 minutes or so of cooking, add the red bell peppers to the pan to saute. 
  • Spoon rice and red beans into bowls. Add chicken and some red bell pepper, a scoop of mashed avocado, and a spoonful of fresh mango. 
  • Spoon a little of the pineapple sauce on top. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutritional estimates do not include the sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 1072kcalCarbohydrates: 182gProtein: 42gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 1401mgFiber: 15gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1338IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time tonight and will definitely be adding this to our recipe rotation. Amazing flavors and such good balance between the spicy and sweet!

  2. 5 stars
    This is FABULOUS. Delicious. Scrumptious. I made it for dinner. Hubby and I ate it for three days. It was so good that I made it for my family today (Christmas Eve) and they RAVED about it. To be honest, all of your recipes are perfect. I also made the spaghetti pie and gourmet bacon Mac n cheese. Everyone loved it!!! Your recipes are the best ever. No joke.

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