Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

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So I saw this recipe on fellow blogger JenE’s Easy Recipes that sounded really yummy and perfect for the summer. I know that we’re at the end of summer, but I needed one last taste before I was ready for Fall. However, the original  recipe relies on store bought barbecue sauce, which usually has a long list of artificial preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. This set me on the mission to make a great tasting homemade barbecue sauce. I started with the tangy barbecue sauce and worked my way to a sweeter honey barbecue sauce which I think compliments the pineapple and chicken beautifully. My recipe isn’t quite as quick and easy as the original, but if you have your sauce already made, it is a pretty quick recipe.

Pineapple Barbecue Chicken

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Ingredients

2 cups diced chicken (if you roast chickens and freeze the meat in 2 cup portions this part requires no prep)

2 Tbsp fat (butter, olive oil or bacon grease)

1 large onion, chopped

1 cup carrot shavings or diced carrot

1 cup chunked pineapple (you can either leave it in large chunks or chop it into smaller pieces)

1/4 cup pineapple juice

1 cup homemade barbecue sauce (I recommend honey bbq sauce)

4 cups brown rice or quinoa

Directions

  • Place 2 Tbsp of fat (butter, olive oil or bacon grease) in a skillet on medium high heat.
  • Once fat is warm, add onions and saute 6-7 minutes, until becoming transparent.
  • Add carrot and saute with onion until carrot is tender.
  • Turn heat to medium low and add  cooked chicken, pineapple, pineapple juice and barbecue sauce
  • Mix all the ingredients on low heat with a wooden spoon until combined and warm
  • Serve over brown rice or quinoaIMG_1439