One of the things I like about cooking is that there are so many options. Thousands and thousands of recipes just waiting for me to try out! More often than not I see a recipe on a blog, fall in love with the picture or ingredients and decide that is what I will make. I saw this recipe at Macaroni & Cheesecake. What I fell in love with on this chicken dish was the pineapple. The chicken was very moist and I really liked the sauce, which unfortunately I almost cooked completely away. I guess I still need to learn the right temperature for baking chicken on the stove top! Oh well, An 'A' For Effort :)
Hawaiian Chicken Source: Macaroni & Cheesecake
1 cup crushed pineapple
1 tbsp. honey
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce (I used regular)
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/8-1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. cilantro
2 large chicken breasts, cut in half or 4 smaller chicken breasts
1. In a medium sized bowl mix together pineapple and all other ingredients except the chicken until combined. Add the chicken to the bowl. Allow to marinate and refrigerate until ready to use. Marinate for 1 hour or longer if you can.
2. After marinating, place chicken & marinade in a large skillet, sprayed with cooking spray. Cook over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and marinade has reduced just slightly. (This is where I must have gone wrong! LOL! My marinade was nearly gone :(
3. Serve chicken topped with cooked marinade & garnish with cilantro.