Jerk Chicken Stew

jjcsWe have been loving Portland’s Pride Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. We’ve had some fantastic Jerk Chicken Burgers and just basic Jerk Chicken. I got a new jar and wanted to make something, but I only had three chicken breasts. Not enough to feed my family of four, which includes two boys with hearty appetites. I checked the pantry to see what I could add to the chicken to make a stew. I usually have some tomatoes and black beans and, low and behold! There they were. Good stuff to use for a simple Jerk Chicken Stew.

Jerk Chicken Stew
3 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/2 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 big can (28 oz?) of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of black beans
2 tbsp Jerk seasoning of choice

1. Saute the chicken, onion and garlic in a little olive oil until the chicken is almost done.
2. Put the chicken mixture into a slow cooker with the tomatoes and beans.
3. Cook on low for 4 hours.
4. Serve over rice.

This was such a simple, healthy meal and quite affordable too. There are many ways you could adjust it to your taste. You can use more (or less) seasoning and add more veggies. I happened to like it with these very few ingredients.

Word of warning! Don’t cook this too long. The chicken will get tough. Four hours is enough.



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