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Caribbean Pineapple Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

3 servings

Tropical breezes and an ocean sunset aren't necessary to enjoy Mary Tallman's Caribbean cuisine. "This zippy chicken recipe makes a quick, easy and delicious meal," she shares from Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. "Sometimes, I substitute lean pork for the poultry,"
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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (6 ounces) pineapple juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1/2 cup pineapple juice until smooth. Stir in the mustard, thyme and pepper flakes; set aside. Sprinkle chicken with salt. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil for 3-4 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  2. Pour remaining pineapple juice into skillet. Stir in green onions and raisins; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir reserved pineapple juice mixture and add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to skillet; heat through. Stir in bananas. Serve over rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 314 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.

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