Caribbean Pineapple Chicken

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012

This is one of my all-time favorite chicken recipes!
Caribbean Pineapple Chicken
4 servings
Prep time:  10 min.  Cook time: = 20 min.
2 cans pineapple chunks*                                4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil                                       2 gloves garlic, pressed
4 tsp. all purpose flour                                    ½ cup water
4-6 Tbsp. honey                                              2-4 Tbsp. soy sauce
Zest & juice of 2 limes                                    ½ tsp. coconut extract
Pinch ground red pepper                                 2 Tbsp. flaked coconut, optional
1 Tbsp. minced cilantro, optional                    1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno
In non-stick skillet, sauté pineapple in oil over medium-high heat until slightly browned.  Remove to plates.
Rub chicken with garlic; sprinkle with flour. In same skillet, sauté chicken, covered, in pan juices over medium-high heat until browned; turn once.
Mix water, honey, soy cause, lime juice, coconut extract and red pepper in cup; pour into skillet.  Cover; simmer 12-15 minutes.  Remove chicken to serving plates.
Arrange chicken on plates.  Spoon sauce over top.  Sprinkle with coconut, lime zest and cilantro.

*original recipe was from Dole which called for fresh pineapple.  When you have it and it’s ripe, it’s best.

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