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Sweet and Spicy Jerk Chicken

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Jerk Marinade1 c. finely chopped scallions1 tbsp. light soy sauce1 tbsp. fresh lime juice1-1/2 tbsp. jerk seasoning1/2 tbsp. chopped garlic (about 1 medium clove)1 tsp. sugar3/4 tsp. crumbled dried thyme1/2 tsp. cinnamon6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)Sauce1/2 c. California raisins1/4 c. light soy sauce1-1/2 tbsp. jerk seasoning1/2 tbsp. sugar1/4 c. crushed pineapple with juice1/2 tbsp. fresh lime juice1/4 c. California golden raisins; for garnishTropical fruit slices; for garnish


Marinate Chicken

Prepare 1 day in advance. In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients; add chicken and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.


Can be prepared 1 day in advance. Lightly coat the bowl and blade of a food processor with oil or nonstick cooking spray and purée the raisins to make 1/4 cup raisin paste*. (The paste will be very sticky). Add remaining sauce ingredients except the golden raisins and process until completely smooth. Transfer sauce to storage container; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

In a small saucepan, heat sauce. Grill or broil chicken until cooked through and arrange on a serving plate. Spoon some sauce over each piece and sprinkle with golden raisins. Garnish with slices of tropical fruit and serve with rice.

Calories 210(7% from fat); Total Fat 1.5g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g); Cholesterol 65mg; Protein 27g; Carbohydrates 22g; Fiber 2g; Iron 2mg; Sodium 830mg; Calcium 42mg