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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

My Rasta Pasta is a creamy, comforting jerk chicken pasta recipe you will find yourself making over and over again! Ready in 30 minutes.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword chicken jerk pasta, chicken rasta pasta, jerk chicken and pasta, jerk chicken pasta, jerk pasta, rasta pasta recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 910kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Skillet

Ingredients

For Rasta Pasta:

  • 1 Tablespoon jerk seasoning (homemade recipe below)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • chicken breasts
  • 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
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • salt to taste to taste

Homemade Jerk Seasoning:

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

Instructions

How to Make Rasta Pasta

  • Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Season it with the jerk seasoning and set aside for few minutes. Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain it, then return it to the pot.
    1 Tablespoon jerk seasoning, 1½ chicken breasts, 5.6 oz. fusilli pasta
    Chicken coated with homemade jerk seasoning, ready to be cooked for the Rasta Pasta recipe for two
  • Heat 2 tablespoons 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.
    3 Tablespoons olive oil, 1½ chicken breasts
    Cooking chicken in a skillet for rasta pasta recipe with jerk chicken
  • 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.
    3 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 small onion, 1 garlic clove, ½ green bell pepper, ½ red bell pepper
    Cooking vegetables in skillet for rasta pasta recipe
  • 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.
    ¾ cup coconut milk, salt to taste
    Simmering veggies in liquid for rasta pasta recipe
  • Add the cooked vegetables and the chicken to the pasta. Stir well and distribute onto 2 plates. Sprinkle with some green onions if desired.
    Rasta Pasta Recipe for two with jerk chicken, bell peppers, and fusilli pasta, served on a white plate

How to Make Jerk Seasoning

  • Mix all ingredients together. Store them in a small jar.
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon ground allspice, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon cayenne powder, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon dried green onions
    Jerk seasoning made with traditional Jamaican spices, prepared on a white plate, ready to be mixed together.

Notes

  • I used fusilli pasta for this rasta pasta recipe, but you can use any short pasta of choice, such as penne, farfelle, macaroni, or rigatoni.
  • This dish does have a little spice to it, if you don't like much spice I recommend using half of the amount.
  • To make this dish vegetarian, substitute chicken with a plant-based version - or you could use mushrooms.
  • In this dish we make rasta pasta with coconut milk, but you can simply substitute for milk of choice, or cream.
  • This dish serves 2. You can double the ingredients to serve 4.

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