Caribbean Chicken

Bring flavor and fun to your weeknight with this Caribbean Chicken marinated in adobo seasoning and zesty Italian dressing and served over a bed of white rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 55 mins
Servings SERVES 8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 1 hr 5mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 55 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 1 hr 5mins


  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 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


  • This incredibly tasty Caribbean Chicken recipe combines a unique blend of zesty ingredients with savory seasonings like adobo. Serve over a bed of fluffy Minute® Instant White Rice and enjoy a tasty and complete meal tonight.

  • Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

  • Spoon chicken and sauce over rice to serve.

    Recipe Tips

    Use your favorite citrusy 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 may require 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 great, pre-made weeknight meal you can heat up and enjoy. You can also use it to meal prep lunches to take to work or school. Kitchen gadgets can also come in handy when it comes to making this an Instant Pot Chicken and Rice recipe.

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 with your next dish of Cilantro Lime Rice.

Another fun dinner idea? Try our: cheesy chicken rice.

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