Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Italian Pineapple Chicken

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Pineapple belongs on pizza and it belongs on Italian marinated chicken too!

Italian Pineapple Chicken // Pineapple belongs on pizza and it belongs on Italian marinated chicken too! #recipe #chicken #pineapple #maindish

I remember being extremely skeptical when I found this recipe - pineapple on chicken?! That's about as strange as strange gets. But I figured I would give it a shot because I thought if the pineapple didn't go with, we could just eat it on the side and the cheesy chicken would be fine on its own. I don't think I've ever made this chicken without pineapple and I've made it countless times. It's something I could make with my eyes closed. I've been known to cube my chicken and pineapple and serve it over rice too.

Italian Pineapple Chicken // Pineapple belongs on pizza and it belongs on Italian marinated chicken too! #recipe #chicken #pineapple #maindish

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What you need:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, if not grilling
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sliced pineapple, drained
  • Shredded or sliced cheese of your choice (Cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Provolone, Pepper Jack)
Directions:
  1. If chicken breasts are thicker, slice in half lengthwise. Place Italian dressing in a shallow bowl and dunk chicken breasts in dressing. 
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium to medium-high heat, add chicken and cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Alternatively, you can grill the chicken. 
  3. Top with cheese in the last minute or so of cooking. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  4. Add pineapple slices to skillet for about 30 seconds per side or until lightly browned.
  5. Top each chicken breast with pineapple. Serve.
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Another family favorite chicken recipe is Creamy Chicken with Noodles - I love that it's made in the crockpot! More proof that pineapple and chicken belong together: these BBQ Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos from Closet Cooking are heavenly.

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