Chicken Calypso With Island Peas And Rice

As I am sure you can tell from all of the different chicken dishes we have, we have to keep finding new ways to dress up everyday chicken entrees. I came across this recipe and decided we had to try it. I actually looked up mediterranean cuisine to see exactly what defines ‘mediterranean’ and found that it is really a type of food that is influenced by the many different regions and cultures around the area. Thorough our adventures in cooking we have found that we actually love all of the different styles; the curries, the fruits and vegetables — so much deliciousness!

The Chicken Calypso with Island Peas and Rice from the Publix Aprons series did not disappoint in any way.  We stuck right to the recipe with only a single deviation. We could not find the ‘Complete Seasoning’ listed in the ingredients, but found ‘All Purpose Seasoning’ – it turned out amazing. Seems to be your basic salt, pepper, garlic and other spices. We fed the three of us adults and had a small serving leftover of the chicken and a lot of the rice. We decided the next time we make this, we are going to double the chicken portion so everyone could have some the next day or to ensure enough to serve the kiddos too. I will say that the rice tasted even better on day two and would probably go well as a side with many different main dishes. We stuck with the raisins option and really felt like it added some sweetness and moisture to the rice. This meal was super easy and not really time consuming at all. We finished off the meal with some mango slices sprinkled with cinnamon.

All the ingredients we needed to give dinner a Calypso feeling!

All the ingredients we needed to give dinner a Calypso feeling!

Chicken thighs seasoned and ready to be grilled.

Chicken thighs seasoned and ready to be grilled.

This savory sauce just made the grilled chicken so scrumptious!

This savory sauce just made the grilled chicken so scrumptious!

Rice is all mixed and ready to go.

Rice is all mixed and ready to go.

The coating of the chicken thighs. The green onion gave such a fresh zing to the chicken.

The coating of the chicken thighs. The green onion gave such a fresh zing to the chicken.

Chicken Calypso with Island Peas and Rice! We finished it off with some cinnamon sprinkled mango.

Chicken Calypso with Island Peas and Rice! We finished it off with some cinnamon sprinkled mango.

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