Cooking, something I used to love to do, but lately it's just never something I want to do. The problem with that is that I also really don't enjoy the food from restaurants anymore ... so I either starve or cook. I guess we all know what I'll be doing. Thankfully I have a huge stash of cookbooks at my disposal, conveniently waiting for me on my kitchen counter or as I'm more likely to do, I use the blogs and recipe sites available on the internet. Recently while browsing, I came across a chicken recipe that not only sounds fairly easy, AND who doesn't like easy, but it sure sounds yummy too. It comes from one of my favorite recipe blog sites and I thought I'd share it here for you as well. Enjoy and if you have a chance pop over to Jamie's blog, save it to your favorites as I'm sure you'll find tons of recipes you'll want to try as well.
The web address is as follows: http://www.jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com/
HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE CHICKEN
5 Chicken Breasts cut into strips
1/2 C. Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Lemon Pepper
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 can pineapple chunks
1-1/4 Cup pineapple juice (use the pineapple juice from the can, there won't be enough to equal the amount needed, so just add a bit of water to make up the difference).
3/4 apple cider vinegar
1 Tsp. soy sauce
1/4 Tsp. Ginger
1 Chicken Bouillon cube
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
green onions (optional but tasty)
1. In a dish mix the flour, salt and lemon pepper.
2. Cut your chicken into strips with some kitchen scissors. Dredge the chicken through the flour mixture.
3. Into a large HOT skillet add the olive oil. Place each piece of chicken into the hot pan. Over medium heat cook the chicken until it is golden brown. Turn each piece over and repeat. Lay the golden brown chicken in a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
4. Pour the juice from the pineapple can into a measuring cup. Add enough water to the juice to equal 1-1/4 cup.
5. In a medium sized sauce pan mix the ginger, sugar and cornstarch. Add all other sauce ingredients to this dry mixture and stir.
6. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat. Let it boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then pour 2/3 of the sauce over the top of the chicken.
7. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
8. Take the chicken out of the oven and pour the pineapple chunks over the top. Pour the rest of the sauce over the top of the chicken and return it to the oven.
Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle a bit of green onion over the top if you choose.
Happy Cooking and Good Eating!