Caribbean Chicken

Bring flavor and fun to your weeknight! Marinated in adobo seasoning and zesty Italian dressing, then served over a fluffy bed of white rice, this Caribbean Chicken is a crowd pleaser.

(24 votes, average: 1.42 out of 5)
Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 55 mins
Servings SERVES 8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 1 hr 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 55 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 lb), cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tbsp adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing, divided
  • 1/2 cup stuffed green olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice


  • This incredibly tasty Caribbean Chicken dish has a unique combination of zesty ingredients and savory seasonings, like adobo. Serve this chicken over a fluffy bed of Minute® Instant White Rice and enjoy a tasty and complete meal tonight.

  • Step 1

  • Rub chicken with adobo seasoning. Heat 1/4 cup of dressing in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

    Step 2

  • Add chicken and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until lightly browned, turning occasionally.

    Step 3

  • Remove chicken from skillet and cover to keep warm. Drain and wipe out skillet with paper towels.

    Step 4

  • Add remaining dressing, olives, vinegar, capers, onions, garlic and bay leaf to skillet. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.

    Step 5

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Return chicken to skillet and cover. Simmer for 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through.

    Step 6

  • When the chicken is almost ready, prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 7

  • Spoon chicken and sauce over rice.

    Recipe Tip

    Use your favorite Italian dressing to add extra pizzazz to this chicken dish.

Island Flavor!

Switch up your average chicken and rice meal and give your weeknight dinner some flavor and flare! This Caribbean Chicken recipe has it all; tender seasoned chicken and the zesty flavors of olives, capers and white vinegar. Make sure to serve this chicken over a fluffy bed of Minute® Instant White Rice for a filling and complete meal.

This recipe requires a bit of time and patience but if you plan ahead and get your ingredients organized, then you can use the simmering time to your advantage. Make this dish ahead of time and you’ll have a pre-made weeknight meal you can simply heat up and enjoy. This dish is also great for meal prep, so make a batch and have a week’s worth of lunches ready to take to work or school. Kitchen gadgets can also come in handy when it comes to making this 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner in your Instant Pot.

Add a Dash of Adobo

To start this recipe, make sure to season your chicken with the adobo seasoning to get the flavors going!

Don’t have adobo? You can make something similar from a simple combination of ingredients you probably have on hand. To make adobo seasoning, simply mix together 1 tablespoon of each of the following; garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano leaves and pepper. Then add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Make a double batch and store it in an empty spice container to use next time. Adobo is a great seasoning mix to use on all kinds of meat or fish. Season a few chicken breast strips and serve them with your next dish of Cilantro Lime Rice.

Looking for another fun dinner idea? Try our crowd-pleasing Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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