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Tropical Chicken Recipe
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Tropical Chicken Recipe

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This hearty, colorful dish makes a convenient all-in-one meal. I serve it often, and my family never seems to get tired of it. They like the way the sweetness of the pineapple in this recipe balances the garlic and hot pepper. —Leah Johnson, Pearl City, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 hot red pepper (4-1/2 to 5 inches), seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 451 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in 2 tablespoons oil; remove and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, pineapple, water chestnuts, pineapple juice, hot pepper, salt and pepper.
  3. Return chicken to the pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add peas and chives; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until peas are tender and chicken juices run clear. Thicken pan juices if desired. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Tropical Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 451 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

Tasty, easy and it's even better when the veggies are from your own garden.

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

Wow. This was really good. I didn't have snow peas, chestnuts, or chile peppers. I added green bell peppers, chile pepper flakes and frozen stir fry vegetables. Yummy.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

This is great! Definitely one of my husbands favorite recipes that I make - easy way to spice up your basic chicken recipes.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

I liked this recipe and didn't find it greasy, but I'd cut down a little on the hot pepper next time, I'm pretty much a "wuss" when it comes to heat. My husband thought it should be hotter!

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

I would cut the fat by skinning the chicken. I don't like the taste of chicken grease in vegetables.

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