Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Rice


Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Rice

Rice:
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup rice

Place all ingredients in a large pot and stir to break up coconut milk. Place lid on at an angle and turn on stove to medium. Once it's simmering, lower heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, checking to make sure it doesn't run dry, and adding water if it does.
Pineapple chicken:
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 lb chicken tenders
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup rice flour
1 cup water
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp coconut milk
Pineapple chunks, drained
Bell pepper strips
Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Rinse and pat dry chicken. In a shallow dish mix garlic salt and rice flour. Coat the chicken tenders in the flour mixture and place in the hot skillet. Cook for 2 minutes and flip, cooking another 2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine water, honey, soy sauce, lime juice, and coconut milk. Pour over chicken, cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Serve over coconut rice with pineapple chunks and bell pepper strips.
I found a recipe similar to this only it called for 3/4 cup of honey. I used that much in mine, and oh my, was it sweet! Start with 1/3 cup and add more later, if you so desire. This recipe was quite simple to make and tastes similar to terriyaki chicken. You can add the bell pepper strips to the sauce, but I don't like soggy bell peppers personally, so pouring sauce over the top works for me. The sauce thickens as it cools and gets pretty sticky, which I think is pretty yummy. If you already have a fav terriyaki chicken recipe, then try it with coconut rice. I am a big fan of coconut milk. Loooove it. It gives rice a ton of flavor. But you should like coconut. And rice.

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

I am totally making this!!! I've been looking for a recipe just like this. Thanks!

liz said...

melanie this look like a gourmet shot and meal, good one!

Kristy said...

This looks super yummy,I can't wait to try it. And it is a totally fabulous picture!

Sea said...

I'm so making this with Tofu! Yummy!

-Sea

Leah said...

Very Yummy!! I don't like coconut and I still loved the rice! I almost prefer it to just using water. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

This dish was really good. Very saucy so next time I'm going to cut the sauce in third. I also added 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1/3 cup pineapple juice to the sauce before I served it to thicken it up.
Thank you!

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