Pineapple Spiced Chicken and Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pineapple Spiced Chicken and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Pineapple Spiced Chicken and Rice

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"Chicken pieces are coated with a richly seasoned herb and spice rub, baked with pineapple slices, and served over pineapple jasmine rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple; reserve 1 tablespoon juice. Chop 2 pineapple slices; set aside for rice.
  2. Mix together reserved juice, garlic powder, thyme, nutmeg, allspice, salt and cinnamon in small bowl, until blended.
  3. Arrange chicken on foil-lined sheet pan. Season with salt and pepper. Rub each breast half with spice mixture over and under the skin. Place two pineapple slices on each breast. Bake at 350 degrees F 30 to 40 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F and is no longer pink in center (Note: if using chicken legs, time will need to be increased 15 to 25 minutes).
  4. Cook olive oil, red onion and red pepper over medium-high heat in medium saucepan about 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add rice and chopped pineapple to sauce pan, cook 3 minutes more. Add chicken broth, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Add chopped basil; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Arrange rice and chicken on 4 plates for service. Garnish with additional chopped basil, if desired.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 40 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins

Footnotes

  • *Substitution: Instead of 2 whole chicken breasts, you can substitute 4 whole chicken legs.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 07, 2013

Made this just for my husband and I because I wanted to test it before making for guests. We loved it! Next time I will use the remaining pineapple juice when making the rice and will reduce the chicken broth by that amount. Will do this just because we really like pineapple and I think it will add to the rice. I used boneless chicken but I think this would also be great with skin. I hesitated about making this because the other review was SO negative but then realized the reviewer hadn't even made the recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2014

I tried this recipe because it had ingredients that I like. But I did not like it. First of all the "rub" turned out like a paste which was too thick. The only change I made was I used chunk pineapple because that was all I had. I also followed the hint to use the juice in the rice (which turned out great.) I only cooked the chicken for 20 minutes because if you cook for the 30 to 40 minutes the recipe calls for it would be too dry. I will try this recipe again using bone in chicken thighs.

 

9 Ratings

Nov 04, 2013

This turned out so good!! Didn't have red peppers but it still tasted really good :-) Will be making this again!

 
Oct 12, 2013

I just made this chicken ,and even though I didn't have all the ingredients I used what I had and it came out yummy, the chicken was a little dry i Will sure apreciate an advice to see how it can come out more juicy for the rice ,I used remaining pinapple juice just like the last comment Marlene made we loved the rice and i Will sure make it again .:)

 
Sep 30, 2013

Please proof-read your recipe better: Ingredients calls for boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but instructions say to rub spice mixture over and under the skin. What skin? Mine? :D

 
Sep 29, 2013

Very good, really adds to the flavor of the chicken, I have had many request from my family to do this one again and again. Loved it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.6 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 468 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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