Pineapple Peanut Chicken

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 fresh pineapple, 1" pieces
  • 3Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3C coconut milk 
  • 1/4tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3C peanut butter
  • wooden skewers (if doing kabobs)
Make up the marinade/sauce by whisking these ingredients up in a bowl:
  • 1/3C pineapple juice
  • 1/4C soy sauce
  • 1/4C brown sugar, packed
  • 1Tbsp lime juice
  • 1-2tsp sriracha
  • 1tsp dry basil
  • 1tsp ground garlic
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4tsp black pepper

Cut chicken up into bite sized pieces & place in large ziplock OR bowl.
Add about 1/4C Marinade plus 3 tablespoons olive oil to ziplock or bowl, stirring to coat chicken well.
Marinate in the refrigerator 1-4 hours.
While chicken is soaking up the goodies in the fridge, make up the sauce (it's sooooo yummy).
Add reserved marinade to a small saucepan and whisk in cornstarch and coconut milk.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 1 minute.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, it should be thick but spreadable.

*If sauce is too thick, whisk in some additional coconut milk or water to reach desired consistency.
*If too thin, return to a simmer until thickened. Taste and add Sriracha, lime, brown sugar to taste.

Now you have a choice, you can grill'em, broil'em, or all woked up.
(please note if you are making skewer/kabob style you need to soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes prior to use.)

Drain marinade from chicken and thread chicken and pineapple onto skewers.
You know pineapple, chicken, pineapple, chicken :)

When ready to cook, generously grease grill and heat to medium-high heat.
Grill on one side for about 5 minutes or until slightly charred.
Brush grilled kebabs with some of the sauce.
Flip and grill the other side until chicken is cooked through and slightly charred, about 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of chicken.

When ready to cook, heat oven to broil.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Brush baked kebabs with some of the sauce.
Add the skewers in a single layer and broil, turning every 5 minutes until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of chicken.

Heat wok to searing, add about 1-2Tbsp oil.
Add chicken & pineapple and toss cook about 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of chicken.

Plate and either top with the rest of the sauce OR serve the sauce seperately as a dipping side.
You can garnish with lime juice, crushed peanuts or diced green onions.

Serve any of these style over rice and you have an amazing meal!

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