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One Pot Caribbean Chicken and Rice

An easy and healthy dinner recipe with creamy coconut rice that is topped with Jamaican jerk chicken! All ready in under 45 minutes using only one pan.
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 4
Calories: 384kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Grace Jerk Marinade plus ¼ cup more reserved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 ½ cups Grace Coconut Water
  • 2 bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini thinly sliced


  • Place the chicken in a baking dish or large bowl with the marinade, turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours (preferably overnight).
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken, discarding excess marinade, and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Add rice, thyme, allspice, salt and brown sugar to the pan, and cook, stirring frequently for 2 or so minutes. Add the coconut water, and scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes (don't be tempted to peak or stir).
  • After 20 minutes, add the bell peppers and zucchini to the pan, and stir into the rice.
  • Place the chicken on top of the rice, cover, and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Brush the chicken with the remaining ¼ cup of marinade prior to serving.


This is not a spicy jerk chicken recipe. To kick up the heat, feel free to add some Grace Hot Pepper Sauce to the marinade!
Alternatively, you can pick up some of Grace's Spicy Jerk Seasoning!


Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 346mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g