Friday, October 26, 2012

Pineapple Ginger Soy Chicken (from the cookbook)

When walking through the grocery store last night, I saw that they had fresh pineapple on sale.  I LOVE fresh pineapple!  I like it as is, grilled, and as part of a meal.  After picking one up, I thought to myself that my Pineapple, Ginger Soy Chicken would be a great choice for dinner!

The recipe calls for canned pineapple and the addition of water.  When using the fresh pineapple, you can reduce the amount of water used and use as little or as much pineapple as you like.  I used about half and cut it into tidbits.  Also, you will want to add the pineapple as soon as the chicken is cooked when using fresh. You can also omit the garlic and increase the ginger if you prefer - if you don't have fresh ginger, no worries - just use powdered.

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
   (cut off all visible fat - cut into bite size pieces)
5 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
3 large garlic cloves, minced
   (more or less according to individual tastes)
½ inch cube of fresh ginger, minced
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple in its own juice
1 ½ c. water
cooking spray

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook chicken on
medium heat until golden brown. Add the water, soy sauce, garlic
and ginger and cook an additional 5 minutes.  Add the pineapple
and let simmer on low for 20 minutes.  Serve over rice.

Nutritional: Per serving (without rice) - 137.5 calories; 1g fat; 6%
calories from fat
Cooking Temp: Medium, then low
Serves: 4
Price Range: $5 - $10
Comments: This dish is low in calories and fat and is delicious!  My
kids think cooking with pineapple is weird, but still love this dish.