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Chicken with Pineapple Recipe

Chicken with Pineapple Recipe

"I'm always on the lookout for low-fat recipes that are scrumptious, too, like this one," comments Jenny Reece of Lowry, Minnesota. In her dish, quick-cooking chicken breasts get wonderful sweet flavor from pineapple, honey and teriyaki sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. Flatten the chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken and toss to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown chicken over medium heat in oil for 3-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. (Discard remaining juice or save for another use.)
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved juice until smooth. Gradually add to skillet. stir in the honey, teriyaki sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 30 seconds or until thickened. Add pineapple and chicken; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce; calculated without rice) equals 238 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer