Cuban Spiced Chicken Thighs with Plantains and Rice

Cuban-Spiced Chicken Thighs with Plantains and Rice

When eating this dish, it’s easy to imagine yourself on a ship that’s cruising the tropical waters between Cuba and the Caribbean islands. That’s because the chicken thighs are bathed in a spicy marinade and then combined with sautéed plantains and onions.

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Seeds of Change® Spanish Style Rice Product

SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Organic Spanish Style Rice


  • 2 packages (8.5-ounce each) SEEDS OF CHANGE® Caribbean Style Rice
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano chili, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Zest and juice of 1 medium lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  1. In small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, orange juice, cumin, garlic and jalapeno.
  2. Place chicken in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish, coating thoroughly.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat grill for direct heat.
  5. Remove chicken from marinade.
  6. Grill over medium-high heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until chicken is no longer pink in center and juice runs clear. (If chicken browns too quickly before fully cooked, move chicken to indirect heat.)
  7. Meanwhile, cut ends off plantains and peel. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  8. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Sauté plantains and onions 3 to 5 minutes or until plantains begin to brown.
  10. Stir in SEEDS OF CHANGE® Caribbean Style Rice and enough water to keep rice moist.
  11. Cook 2 minutes longer or until heated through.
  12. Spoon rice mixture onto serving platter. Top with chicken. Garnish with green onion and carrot.

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Nutrition Info
Servings 8
Calories 240
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Fat Percentage 9%
Saturated Fat 8%
Trans Fat 0%
Cholesterol Percentage N/A
Sodium 260mg
Sodium Percentage 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Total Carbohydrate Percentage 12%
Dietary Fiber Percentage 12%
Protein 17g