Webster Cook Nook: Pineapple Chicken and Rice
Recipe Recommended By Anna Hubbel, Editor
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a huge fan of fruit. But every once in a while, I do enjoy some pineapple - but ONLY when warm/cooked to add a little extra flavor to a dish. For example, pineapple on pizza is great.
I have also discovered that pineapple with chicken is great as well.
My family and I loved this pineapple chicken recipe, and I'm sure you will, too!
This recipe is courtesy of Daily Appetite.
1 and a half pounds boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can 20 oz. sliced pineapple (save the juice for the sauce)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
2 garlic cloves minced
4 servings of cooked rice
Season chicken with thyme, salt, and pepper.
Over medium heat brown the chicken in the vegetable oil.
Drain pineapple slices and reserve the juice.
Combine cornstarch and 2 oz. of the pineapple juice and set aside.
In a separate bowl combine remaining juice with mustard, honey, and garlic.
Add Dijon mixture to the pan, reduce heat and cover.
Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove chicken from the pan.
Stir the cornstarch mixture and add to the pan and bring to a boil.
Stir for 2 minutes.
Reduce heat and return chicken to the pan. Flip chicken in the pan to get it nice and coated with the sauce.
Add pineapple slices to the pan (on top of the chicken and around the chicken) cover for 2-3 minutes to allow pineapple to heat through.
Serve over rice.