Tangy Pineapple Chicken

Tangy Pineapple Chicken

"Tender chicken in a tangy sauce, topped with pretty pineapple, makes a mouthwatering main dish. The recipe comes from Jean Ecos of Waukesha, Wisconsin."
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30 m servings
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  1. Sprinkle chicken with thyme, salt and pepper. In a skillet, brown chicken in oil. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Cut pineapple rings in half and set aside. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons juice until smooth; set aside. Combine mustard, honey, garlic and remaining pineapple juice; mix well. Add to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Top with pineapple; heat through. Serve over rice.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (calculated without rice) equals 351 calories, 736 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol, 44 gm carbohydrate, 28 gm protein, 8 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 very lean meat, 3 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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This was delicious and so easy! I used sesame oil instead of vegetable oil, and cut the chicken breasts into large chunks so it would cook faster. I also used a fresh pineapple plus some canned...

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I followed the recipe and the consensus was that there was way too much Dijon mustard in it; you could not taste anything else. I will make again with just 1-2 Tbsp of mustard.

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This was delicious and so easy! I used sesame oil instead of vegetable oil, and cut the chicken breasts into large chunks so it would cook faster. I also used a fresh pineapple plus some canned...

Made this recipe twice, both times great. Second time, used chicken tenders instead of breasts and cut them into pieces when almost cooked. Was generous with the chicken seasoning, esp. thyme. A...

This was good. I added a splash of soy sauce after I thickened it. I just thought it needed it. I also added some diced bell pepper, carrot and brocoli during the last few minutes of cooking. Th...

I added mushrooms, assorted bell peppers, and onions to this. I also added about 1/3 cup of teriyaki sauce. It turned into more of a sweet and sour chicken, but it was great! I did not want t...

My husband and I love this recipe! We used 2 15.5 oz cans of pineapple chunks and thought that worked well. we will be making this recipe a lot! I cant wait to share it with friends!!! We used Z...

This recipe was a hit with my kids as well as the grown-ups. To add color I diced red and green peppers, sauteed them lightly, then soaked them in a bit of rice wine vinegar with a pinch of suga...

It was a great recipe. I bought Honey Dijon instead of regular. Plus, my husband is a picky eater and hates mustard. He didn't even notice there was mustard in the dish, and even said it was awe...

We tried this recipe tonight and loved it! Followed the recipe exactly (although we forgot to cook rice to go with it - oops!) and had no difficulties. The smell is a bit strange while cooking (...

Great recipe. I changed nothing but did have to substitute dijon with spicy brown mustard as I was out but it turned out great. I threw in a handful of sweet snap peas at the end. Ate it with wh...

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