2.08.2009

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Grilled Pineapple Chicken
Dinner in 20 minutes.

Enough said.

Grilled Pineapple Chicken

Serves 4

1 tablespoon butter
olive oil
1/2 cup flour
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced in thin cutlets
salt
pepper
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup soy sauce
juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup crushed pineapple
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 pineapple, cut in spears
3 cups cooked white or brown rice

Heat a large saute pan to medium high and add butter and a swirl of olive oil. Place flour in a shallow dish. Season chicken chicken cutlets with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Add to saute pan and cook for about 3 - 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

While the chicken is cooking, heat a grill pan to high. Add the pineapple spears and grill for a minute or two on each side. Remove to the platter with the chicken.

In the same saute pan as the chicken was cooked, add the pineapple juice, soy sauce, lime juice, crushed pineapple, honey, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and reduce sauce for about 2 - 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the the chicken and pineapple and serve with the rice.

Note - this recipe can be made ahead of time. Prepare the entree, cool and package for the refrigerator. When ready to serve, gently reheat in a saute pan. Alternatively, the chicken and pineapples can be reheated in the microwave on 70% power for 2 - 3 minutes. Heat for additional 30 second intervals until heated through.

24 comments:

Sara said...

This looks so good! I love grilled pineapple, it's really juicy and flavorful.

Bellini Valli said...

Grilled pineapple has a little bit of a caramel finish that would work well with the chicken:D

Peter M said...

Nice, now you're making me want to be at a Hawaiian Luau!

MaryBeth said...

YUM-O... this looks so good, I have always wanted to grill pineapple but have just never bought one to do so. I will have to give this recipe a try.

finsmom said...

Yum! Another great recipe! I will have to bookmark this!

Robin Sue said...

20 Minutes! Got to love that and it looks so fancy!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Guess what we're having for dinner tonight??? Thanks for the inspiration!

Fearless Kitchen said...

Hey, wait a minute. You made something that is healthy AND tastes good in only 20 minutes? No fair! :)

Joie de vivre said...

Isn't this beautiful!

Kevin said...

That looks so good! I really like using pineapple in savoury dishes like this.

Zesty Cook said...

This looks delicious! YUM

Maria said...

Pineapple is great in savory dishes!! Looks wonderful!

emily said...

This looks like a great recipe and I can't wait to try it out. Your blog has really inspired to me try to cook more often!

biz319 said...

That looks so good - wish my hubby liked the combo of sweet with meat. I'll save this for when I know its just me! :D

EAT! said...

emily - so happy to hear i am inspiring you to cook more often. a little planning goes a long way.

biz319 - my Middle One says she HATES fruit with meat. she did not eat the pineapple, but liked the chicken with the sauce. try to sneak it by your husband.

Leslie said...

Dinner in 20??? YES PLEASE!

ChefBliss.com said...

This looks simply wonderful!! Thank you for sharing it!

Rachael said...

Oh My! This looks delicious...we really love grilling chicken and my husband enjoys pineapple with it....this would be perfect for us!

Thanks for the recipe:-)

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

DID make this last night and it came out great. THanks so much!

Jamie said...

This looks so tasty! I love this Oriental sweet and sour taste. May be just another one of your meals I make.

Mike said...

This looks too good! I've bookmarked it for when I have more then one person to cook for...

Jan said...

Right, I now have a problem for tonight. Your Korean BBQ or this pineapple chicken?!!

Sophie said...

Wonderful, I like the warm tropical flavors going on here!

Anonymous said...

Made this, but the sauce looked nothing like that. It didn't thicken up and looked basically like soy sauce. Still was delicious though!