I put a Hawaiian twist to classic chimichurri thanks to pineapple and macadamia nuts. For a spicier version, substitute red serrano pepper for the bell pepper. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida
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- 1/2 small sweet red pepper, stemmed and seeded
- 2 slices fresh pineapple (1/2-inch)
- 2/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2/3 cup parsley sprigs (stems removed)
- 4 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup island teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- Hot cooked couscous, optional
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
- Place pepper and pineapple on an oiled grill rack over medium heat; grill, covered, until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes per side.
- For chimichurri, place cilantro, parsley and lime juice in a food processor; pulse until herbs are finely chopped. Continue processing while slowly adding oil. Chop grilled pepper and pineapple; stir into herb mixture.
- Mix teriyaki sauce and ginger. Place chicken on an oiled grill rack over medium heat; grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side. Brush with some of the teriyaki mixture during the last 4 minutes.
- Brush chicken with remaining teriyaki mixture before serving. If desired, serve with couscous. Top with chimichurri, green onions and macadamia nuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pineapple Chimichurri Chicken in Simple & Delicious April/May 2017
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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