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Five Fruit Marmalade Jerk Split Chicken Breasts

May 26, 2011

I recently bought some wonderful marmalades from Renee of www.freakinflamingo.com with the intent of adding them to some great pork and chicken recipes.  This was the first one I tried and the addition of the “Five Fruit Marmalade” was wonderful.  The fruits in the marmalade are Florida oranges, tangerines, limes, key limes and lemons.  I have made this before with orange marmalade but the added flavors in this one brings the subtle citrus taste in each bite to a new level.  Thanks Renee.

Five Fruit Marmalade Jerk Split Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 Split Chicken Breasts
  • 1 1/2 T. Ground Ginger
  • 2 t. Ground Mustard Powder
  • 1 T. Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 t. Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 T. Minced Garlic
  • 6 oz. Five Fruit Marmalade (www.freakinflamingo.com)
  • 2 T. Jerk Liquid Marinade
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Medium Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno Pepper (seeds removed and chopped)
  • 2-3 Limes (for juice and garnish)
  • 1/4 C. Cilantro (finely chopped) Addl. Cilantro leaves for garnish

Preparation

  1. Whisk together the ginger, mustard, salt, pepper and 2 T. olive oil in a large baking dish
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl and coat with the spice mixture; let marinate at least 30 minutes
  3. Heat large frying pan and brown chicken on both sides; remove chicken and place in a large baking dish (skin side up)
  4. Combine the garlic, 2 T. oil in the pan and cook until garlic begins to soften
  5. Add the bell peppers, onion and jalapeno and saute until they begin to soften
  6. Add the marmalade, jerk marinade and simmer until liquified
  7. Add the juice of 1-2 limes, salt and pepper and combine thoroughly; remove from heat
  8. Pour pepper marmalade jerk mixture over the chicken
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes
  10. Serve on warmed plates with Cinnamon Rice (see below)
  11. Garnish with cilantro and fresh lime

Cinnamon Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 C. White Rice
  • 2 C. Chicken Broth
  • 1 T. Butter
  • 1 t. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 t. Kosher Salt

Preparation

Add all ingredients to rice cooker and prepare per manufacturer’s instructions

Add a teaspoon of “Five Fruit Marmalade” on top of the rice for added great flavors

(Serves 4)

Recipe adapted from www.eatchicken.com

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2011 14:43

    Those look gorgeous. I love the idea of a five-fruit marmalade. I have a batch I have to use up first and it’s perfect for cooking. I love the cinnamon rice idea too. And the whole things just so colorful.

  2. May 26, 2011 14:22

    I can’t even begin to say how good this looks! I want to reach through the screen and grab some. Wow!

    • May 26, 2011 18:49

      Thanks for stopping by and yes it was delicious! Making more great things with those marmalades soon.

  3. May 26, 2011 14:05

    Those are some of my favorite flavors, Kat – not to mention a perfect use of my Five Fruit Marmalade! Thanks for sharing!

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