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Caribbean Chicken Thighs

 
One serving costs about $3.07 One serving costs about $3.07

$3.07 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free Central American,Caribbean
spoonacular Score:58%

Spoonacular Score: 58%

 

Caribbean Chicken Thighs requires around around 45 minutes from start to finish. For $3.07 per serving, this recipe covers 33% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains about 49g of protein, 49g of fat, and a total of 784 calories. This recipe serves 2. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It is brought to you by Foodista. If you have onion, jalapeno, juice of lime, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. This recipe is typical of Central American cuisine. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 58%, which is solid. Similar recipes include Grilled Caribbean Chicken Thighs, Caribbean Chicken, and Caribbean Chicken.

Ingredients

Servings:
3.4
3.4  bone in chicken thighs
bone in chicken thighs
6 oz
6 oz pineapple juice
pineapple juice
3
3  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
0.5
0.5  onion
onion
2
2  green onions
green onions
1
1  jalapeno
jalapeno
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps brown sugar
brown sugar
1
1  cinnamon
cinnamon
1
1  allspice
allspice
1
1  ground ginger
ground ginger
1
1  italian seasoning
italian seasoning
1
1  pepper
pepper
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp salt
salt
3.4  bone in chicken thighs
3.4
bone in chicken thighs
6 oz pineapple juice
6 oz
pineapple juice
3  lime (juice)
3
lime (juice)
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
0.5  onion
0.5
onion
2  green onions
2
green onions
1  jalapeno
1
jalapeno
2 Tbsps brown sugar
2 Tbsps
brown sugar
1  cinnamon
1
cinnamon
1  allspice
1
allspice
1  ground ginger
1
ground ginger
1  italian seasoning
1
italian seasoning
1  pepper
1
pepper
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp
salt

Equipment

food processor
food processor
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking sheet
baking sheet
ziploc bags
ziploc bags
broiler
broiler
bowl
bowl
food processor
food processor
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking sheet
baking sheet
ziploc bags
ziploc bags
broiler
broiler
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Prepare marinade: In a food processor, add lime juice, garlic, onion, jalapeno, and green onion . Pulse until pureed. Pour into a small bowl, add pineapple juice, brown sugar, and spices. Mix together. In a gallon plastic bag, add chicken, and marinade. Mix together. Place in fridge and let marinate for at least 4 hours to 24 hours. Preheat broiler. Remove from bag and place chicken skin side down in a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Cook for 5 minutes till the tops are no longer pink. Flip over and cook for remaining 25 minutes till the skin is crispy. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.07
Ingredient
4 bone in chicken thighs
6 ounces pineapple juice
3 lime (juice)
3 cloves garlic
½ onion
2 green onions
1 jalapeno
2 TBSPs brown sugar
1 cinnamon
1 allspice
1 ground ginger
1 pepper
1 TBSP salt
Price
$2.94
$0.29
$0.76
$0.20
$0.12
$0.16
$0.06
$0.08
$0.14
$0.01
$1.33
$0.03
$0.02
$6.15

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

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Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
783 Calories
48g Protein
48g Total Fat
38g Carbs
21% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
783
39%

Fat
48g
75%

  Saturated Fat
13g
82%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
22g
25%

Cholesterol
283mg
94%

Sodium
3722mg
162%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
48g
98%

Manganese
2mg
143%

Selenium
58µg
83%

Vitamin B3
14mg
72%

Vitamin B6
1mg
63%

Phosphorus
503mg
50%

Vitamin C
36mg
44%

Vitamin K
37µg
36%

Vitamin B5
3mg
32%

Vitamin B12
1µg
31%

Potassium
974mg
28%

Zinc
4mg
28%

Vitamin B2
0.45mg
26%

Iron
4mg
23%

Magnesium
92mg
23%

Vitamin B1
0.31mg
21%

Copper
0.31mg
15%

Fiber
3g
14%

Folate
45µg
11%

Calcium
110mg
11%

Vitamin A
466IU
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.29µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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