Tropical fruit and spices turn ordinary chicken into a trip to the islands (with a layover in the freezer).

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine thyme, allspice, cayenne, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set spice mixture aside. In a medium bowl, stir together pineapple, lime juice, scallions, and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Season stuffing with salt and pepper, and set aside.

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  • Lay chicken flat on a work surface. With a paring knife, cut a 2-inch-long slit in the thick side of each breast; insert knife, and pivot inside chicken without enlarging opening, carefully forming a deep pocket (make sure not to pierce the opposite side). Dividing evenly, tightly pack each breast with stuffing; rub exterior with oil, and sprinkle with spice mixture.

  • Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; arrange chicken on sheet. Broil until chicken is opaque throughout and an instant-read thermometer inserted into stuffing reads 165 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve stuffed chicken with rice.

Cook's Notes

We've created a simple version of Jamaican jerk seasoning that packs all the punch of the original. Make an extra batch for a quick chicken rub anytime.

Reviews (5)

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2019
Made this recipe as is and we enjoyed it! I am making it again. Thank you!
Rating: Unrated
05/31/2012
Made this and even my toddler liked it. Also, it makes an interesting chicken salad if you have any leftovers.
Rating: Unrated
02/25/2012
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06/19/2008
I halved the recipe and really wish that I had made the entire thing! It was so good and would have been nice to freeze half. I used fresh pineapple instead of canned and less than half of the jerk seasoning.
Rating: Unrated
06/14/2008
Lots of flavor in this easy chicken recipe. I didn't have scallions, so I used minced red onion. It looked really nice in the pineapple stuffing! I set my broiler to the 'low' setting and baked for 20-25 minutes. I will definitely make this recipe again!