The flavors in this dish just scream warm and sunny tropical island.
So much so that it makes me wish I was on a tropical island right about now.
It’s a fast, easy recipe the whole family will love and it’s ready in less than 15 minutes. This isn’t traditional jerk chicken but who said we always have to be traditional.
I love the warming flavors in jerk seasoning and it varies from brand to brand but allspice, peppers, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, brown sugar, garlic, and salt are common.
Combined with a sauce made with pineapple juice, honey, and brown sugar for sweetness, and lemon juice and apple cider vinegar for tanginess, the chicken is bursting with sweet-and-tangy flavor and wonderfully moist.
I am all about sauces and dips, always need extra, and this one is ridiculously good. You’ll have more than you like need for the chicken and it’s wonderful drizzled over rice, pasta, or vegetables.
I caramelized pineapple and mango to top the chicken. I used coconut oil which enhances the tropical flair, but you can substitute with another oil.
I used canned pineapple since I needed the juice anyway for the sauce for the chicken and I used frozen mango but if you have fresh, even better. Pineapple holds up to heat and the caramelization process better than mango because it’s firmer, but I adore any caramelized fruit.
Honey Lemon Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta – Easy, ready in 20 minutes, and you’ll love the tangy-sweet flavor! A healthy weeknight dinner for those busy nights!
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