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Caribbean chicken with sweet potatoes is a simple and delicious one pot meal. It is a budget meal so cheap to make if you are watching the pennies.
When you are on a budget it is hard to think of tasty meals that you can make quickly. You often find you are cooking the same things over and over again. This Caribbean chicken with sweet potatoes is perfect for a change.
The mild spicy flavour is ideal on a hot day. Sweet potatoes add a touch of sweetness and make it into a one pot meal. No need to wash up lots of pans!
How to make Caribbean chicken with sweet potatoes
Caribbean chicken with sweet potatoes is really easy to make and should be ready in around thirty minutes. Perfect if you have a hungry family to feed who won’t wait long.
First peel your sweet potatoes and chop into small cubes. Next you need to prepare your chicken things. Remove the skin from them and then cut in half taking out the bone. Place them in a bowl, add the Caribbean seasoning and stir until they are covered.
If you don’t have Caribbean seasoning to hand you can improvise. The seasoning is a mixture of thyme, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, cayenne pepper, allspice and nutmeg. Don’t be afraid to experiment and blend whatever you have in your cupboard to make a tasty mix.
Heat some oil in a pan and brown the chicken. Once it is brown add the other ingredients and bring to the boil. Simmer for around fifteen minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft.
The meal is delicious on its own but if you want something a little more filling serve with some crusty bread to dip into it.
Budget meal tips
If you are on a budget chicken thighs are great for a quick and healthy dinner. They are cheaper than chicken breasts. The thighs are juicier and more flavourful.
Whilst removing the bones takes a little effort it is worth it. You can boil the bones to make a delicious chicken stock which will add more flavour to soups or casseroles. Just throw the bones in some water with some herbs and vegetables and boil until it reduces.
A bag of frozen peppers are great to have in the freezer. Many recipes do not use a whole pepper and this way you can use what you need. I use them all the time when I make quesadillas, it saves having to chop up a fresh pepper. They are also available whenever you want them.
Caribbean chicken with sweet potatoes recipe
Caribbean chicken with sweet potatoes
- 8 chicken thighs
- 4 tsp Carribbean seasoning mix
- 200 g Frozen mixed peppers
- 500 g sweet potatoes
- 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
- 200 ml water
- 1 tbsp oil
- Remove the skin from the chicken thigh, take out bone and chop in half
- Put the chicken in a bowl with the Caribbean seasoning and mix well
- Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into small cubes
- Heat the oil in a pan and cook the chicken for 3 - 4 minutes until brown.
- Add the rest of the ingredients
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender
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Other Caribbean recipes you might like
It is sometimes hard to get out of comfort zone and cook recipes we haven’t tried before. Caribbean food takes its influence from African, Creole, Cajun, Amerindian and Spain to create a fusion of flavour. This is exciting to eat and fun to make.
You might want to try these other Caribbean recipes.
Jerk chicken is possible the most well known Caribbean dish. This simple jerk chicken is spicy without being over hot and is full of flavour.
Explore a number of different Caribbean recipes. Pepperpot stew is a delicious stew with a fiery twist. Serve with rice and peas to cool it down. Coco bread is a sweet bread make with coconut milk which is ideal for dipping in the stew. For an anytime snack Jamaican patties are perfect. The spicy meat is baked inside a flaky pastry shell.
For a delicious dessert why not try coconut rice pudding which is made with coconut milk. Gorgeous served hot or cold.
Have you made Caribbean food before? What is your favourite dish? Let me know below.
Linking up with the Kitchen Clear out linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I used up some Caribbean seasoning that had been lurking in my cupboard.