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Rasta pasta recipe for two with jerk chicken, bell peppers, and fusilli pasta served on a white plate, ready to eat
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Rasta Pasta Recipe for Two

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
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword chicken rasta pasta, dinner recipe for two, jerk chicken and pasta, rasta pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 910kcal
Author Daniela Lambova

Ingredients

For Rasta Pasta:

  • 1 Tbsp. jerk seasoning (homemade recipe below)
  • 3 Tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 ½ chicken breasts (about half pound or 240 g)
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper sliced
  • 5.6 oz. fusilli pasta (160 g)
  • ¾ cup coconut milk (half can or 200 ml)
  • salt to taste

Homemade Jerk Seasoning:

  • 1.5 tsps. garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsps. dried green onions or onion powder
  • 1.5 tsps. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

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.

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Notes

If doubling this recipe, make sure to use a larger skillet so not to overcrowd the chicken. This will ensure crispy jerk chicken. 

Nutrition

Calories: 910kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 1329mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3285IU | Vitamin C: 69.3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 6.2mg