Take a trip to the islands with this colorful and easy RASTA PASTA recipe for two! It's FLAVORFUL, delicious, and perfectly sized for a meal for two.
Course Main Dish
Keyword chicken rasta pasta, dinner recipe for two, jerk chicken and pasta, rasta pasta recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Daniela Lambova
For Rasta Pasta:
1Tbsp.jerk seasoning(homemade recipe below)
1 ½chicken breasts(about half pound or 240 g)
1small onionfinely chopped
1garlic clovefinely chopped
½green bell peppersliced
½red bell peppersliced
5.6oz.fusilli pasta(160 g)
¾cupcoconut milk(half can or 200 ml)
salt to taste
Homemade Jerk Seasoning:
1.5tsps.dried green onionsor onion powder
1tsp.ground black pepper
For the Rasta Pasta:
Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Season it with the jerk seasoning and set aside for few minutes.
In a large pot, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain it, then return it to the pot.
Heat 2 Tbsps. olive oil in a skillet. Cook chicken pieces in it, on both sides, until golden brown and fully cooked. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Add the rest of the olive oil to the same skillet where the chicken was cooked. Sauté onions, garlic and peppers for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, coconut milk and lower the heat. Let simmer for 5-6 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the sauce is creamy.
Add the cooked vegetables and the chicken to the pasta. Stir well and distribute onto 2 plates. Sprinkle with some green onions (fresh or dry).
For the Jerk Seasoning:
Mix all ingredients together. Store them in a small jar.
If doubling this recipe, make sure to use a larger skillet so not to overcrowd the chicken. This will ensure crispy jerk chicken.