Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fast Dinner Idea: Spicy Jerk Chicken & Black Beans in a Pita Pocket Recipe

Whenever I don't feel like slaving away in the kitchen this is what I come up with. You can't go wrong. It takes roughly 30 mins if you count slicing the chicken, and chopping some onions, and tomatoes quickly. Since I rarely measure when I cook I will just tell you how many dashes of the spices. 

Spicy Jerk Chicken & Black Beans in a Pita Pocket Recipe

  • 1-1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs/breasts sliced and washed/drained. 
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large tomato
  • Spices: 2-3 dashes each of cayenne pepper, chilli pepper, Adobo. 
  • 3 tablespoons Walkerswood jerk seasoning
  • Stonefire Mediterranean Whole Wheat Pita Pocket 
  • black beans (rinsed). 
  • mozzarella cheese block (sliced into 1 oz serving) 
  • cilantro for topping

1) Mix: chicken, onions, spices and jerk seasoning in a bowl.
2) Add to pan with 1-2 tbsp. oil,  and add tomatoes. Cook for  about 15 mins, covered.
3) Add the can of black beans (rinsed).
4) Cook on high until the consistency is kinda dry (approx 5 mins). 
5) Break a pita in half. Put a slice of mozzarella and a spoon of chicken and beans inside. 
6) In another flat pan, you will lay it to toast a little to your liking. I like when the cheese melts, and the outside gets brown.  Just top with cilantro and enjoy!

If you don't feel like doing Pita Pockets, you can do any other wrap. I love this flatbread especially, which I toast on the stove, and rub a little coconut oil on before adding meat and toppings. 
Joseph's Flatbread Honey Wheat