September 27, 2013

Hawaiian Chicken with Pineapple Salsa


With summer transitioning into fall, I wanted to squeeze in this warm-weather dish before I had to wait until next summer to try it. This is an easy weeknight dish and was deceivingly filling!

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • BBQ sauce
  • Pineapple Salsa (recipe below)
PINEAPPLE SALSA
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup your choice of onion (i.e. red onion, green onions, or shallots), diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Wash and prep all ingredients for the pineapple salsa. In a medium sized bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Gently toss to mix evenly; set aside.
  3. Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish. Spoon a thin layer of your favorite BBQ sauce evenly on each of the chicken breasts. Flip the chicken breasts over and spoon sauce on the other side. Pour some of the pineapple juice in the bottom of the baking dish for extra Hawaiian flavor!
  4. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Before serving, top each chicken breast with desired amount of pineapple and enjoy!


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