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Jerk chicken and shrimp pasta is such a top tier dinner menu vibe. The Jamaican jerk seasoning pair perfectly with the creamy parmesan sauce. This recipe is sure to be a new favorite to add to your weekly dinner rotation.

Serves 4-6

jerk chicken and shrimp pasta

Jerk Chicken and Shrimp Pasta Recipe

This Jamaican-inspired dish is the perfect fusion of Caribbean spices and Italian pasta. Jerk chicken and succulent shrimp are sautéed in a medley of spices, including garlic, thyme, and scotch bonnet peppers, creating a flavorful sauce that coats every strand of linguine.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, jamican
Servings 4
Calories 725 kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3/4 pound raw extra large shrimp I used the 16/20 count size
  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta noodles
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 4 ounces chicken broth low sodium
  • 6-8 ounces parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 3 sprigs green onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • Jamaican jerk seasoning powder
  • all purpose seasoning
  • Pink Salt
  • ground black pepper
  • thyme
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • ground pimento
  • 1 tbsp browning
  • parsley optional garnish


Jerk Chicken Breast

  • Season both sides of chicken breast with all purpose seasoning , pepper, garlic powder, thyme, onion powder, ground pimento and jerk seasoning
  • Pour 1/2 tablespoon of browning over chicken, mix the chicken with your hands and make sure all pieces of chicken are evenly coated with the browning
  • In a heated skillet, add 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and let it cook for 1-2 minutes
  • On medium high heat sear the chicken breast for 7-12 minutes or until fully cooked (thicker chicken breast will take longer to cook through)
  • Remove from heat and let chicken rest for 3-5 minutes
  • Cut the chicken breast into slices and set aside

Jerk Shrimp

  •  In a bowl, add raw shrimp and lightly season with all purpose seasoning, thyme , jerk seasoning, and 1/2 tablespoon of browning
  • In a small heated skillet, melt 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter and add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • Cook shrimp for 3-5 minutes or until fully cooked and remove from heat (do not over cook your shrimp or they will be dry)


  • Boil noodles according to directions on pasta box-make sure that they are not soggy, the noodles should be cooked but still firm
  • Drain the noodles , add 1 tablespoon of butter and mix the noodles until the butter is melted -set it aside
  • In a large heated skillet, add 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic-allow to cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the red pepper, green pepper, and scallion and sauté them for 3-5 minutes on high heat until the vegetables are tender
  • Stir in the heavy cream and chicken broth and allow it to simmer for 3-5 minutes on medium low heat
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season the sauce lightly with 1/2 tablespoon of jerk seasoning , salt, and pepper
  • Allow the sauce to simmer for 7-10 minutes on low heat and remove from the heat (taste your sauce to determine if you desire more seasoning)
  • Pour sauce over noodles and mix so that the noodles are fully coated
  • Top the pasta with the chopped jerk chicken breast and shrimp
  • Garnish with parsley (optional)
Keyword jerk chicken, shrimp pasta