Mary H., AZ

Spiced Caribbean Chicken Sandwich

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Mary H., AZ

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Ingredients (2 servings)
Mango Black Bean Topping
⅓ cup finely chopped mangoes
¼ cup cooked black beans, well-rinsed and drained
2 tbsp. finely chopped red bell peppers
1 – ½ tablespoons roasted, salted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/16 tsp. cinnamon
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Sweet Potato Mash
¾ cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
⅛ teaspoon jerk seasoning blend
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Caribbean Chicken
1 cup cooked shredded chicken breasts
1 tbsp. mango or apricot jam
¼ tsp. jerk seasoning blend
⅛ tsp. salt
¾ cup fresh baby spinach leaves
Directions 

To prepare black bean mixture, mix mangoes, beans, peppers, pepitas, cilantro, oil, lemon juice, and cinnamon in small bowl.

To prepare sweet potato mash, combine sweet potatoes and jerk seasoning in small microwave-safe bowl; mix well. Heat in microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

To prepare chicken, mix chicken, jam, jerk seasoning and salt in small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; stir.

To assemble sandwiches, place 4 slices bread on flat surface. Spread hot sweet potatoes on one side of each slice of bread. Top 2 slices with spinach and then chicken mixture; spread evenly and gently flatten. Then top evenly with mango mixture. Top with remaining 2 slices of bread, sweet potato side down, pressing down gently. Makes 2 sandwiches. Serve immediately. 

 

 

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