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Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

I posted about this one back in September when we had a Tropical Garden Party for Madeline’s first birthday. I wasn’t able to get a picture of it, and half the pictures of the food didn’t turn out because we were too busy having fun!

With all the nice weather we’ve been lucky enough to have, I was able to make it again recently and thought I’d re-post with some pictures. This really is one of my favorite grill meals. The pineapple salsa is so yummy, and good on the rice alone if you are of the vegetarian crowd.

 

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

This really is one of my favorite grill meals. The pineapple salsa is so yummy, and good on rice alone if you are of the vegetarian crowd.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 c soy sauce
  • 2/3 c lime juice
  • 6 T brown sugar
  • 3 T honey
  • 20 oz pineapple tidbits, juices reserved
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 c shredded coconut
  • Coconut Jasmine Rice

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine pineapple through coconut. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Combine soy sauce through honey. Add juices drained from pineapple. Place chicken breasts in a nonmetal bowl or Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over chicken and marinate at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours, turning chicken pieces occasionally.
  3. Drain chicken, dispose of marinade. Grill the chicken, over medium heat, 8 minutes on each side, or until temperature reaches 160 degrees. Wrap chicken loosely in foil to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Slice chicken at a diagonal, scoop pineapple salsa on top. Serve alongside coconut rice.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1030Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 102mgSodium 3668mgCarbohydrates 208gFiber 18gSugar 160gProtein 50g

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Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Coconut Jasmine Rice

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The flavor of this rice can't be beat. It will especially complement any sort of citrus-flavored meats you serve it under. It's also a perfect vegetarian side dish!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Thai jasmine-scented white rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Instructions

  1. Spray pot with PAM. Place rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in the pot. Place pot on the stove over medium to high heat. Stir well. Add the sugar. Continue to stir occasionally until the coconut milk and water come to a gentle boil.
  2. Once the coconut-water has begun to gently bubble, stop stirring and turn down the heat to medium-low. Place lid askew on the pot, allowing some of the steam to escape. Cook in this way for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed all (or nearly all) of the coconut-water.
  3. Now turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the burner. Cover the pot tightly with the lid and allow to rest 10 minutes, or until you are ready to eat. When ready to serve, remove the lid and “fluff” rice with a fork.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 220Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Carol Schantz, Maryland

Tuesday 13th of July 2010

I had this for lunch today-wow! Just like all the recipes from you, this one is outstanding too! Thank you!

Anonymous

Saturday 11th of April 2009

Oh my! This is so delicious! My new favorite recipe. We had bad weather the day we fixed it so we grilled inside on the George Forman. I can't wait to try it on the grill. There were only 3 of us so we had leftover salsa. I ate it for lunch on a turkey roll-up. That was yummy too!CheriPlum

Retro Housewife

Thursday 19th of March 2009

That looks amazing.

Maria

Thursday 19th of March 2009

I love pineapple salsa, it is so fresh and delish! I like to serve it with fish!

Beverly

Thursday 19th of March 2009

That looks so yummy and I love coconut rice!