May 17, 2007

Pacific Island Chicken

It's been quite a week here. Our new little one is growing so fast... right before our eyes. It's always amazing to watch a new baby change and grow. The days seem to be passing instantly and before I know it I take a peek at my blog here and realize it's been days since I have posted.

I have been sticking to old stand-bys mostly when it comes to dinner. The other day we had a recipe I haven't made since before I started this blog. I'm not quite sure why because we all loved it and it was really easy too. The recipe is listed below.

I also found a cool new (to me anyhow) food blog that I really enjoyed so it's been added to my list of favorite food blogs. Take a look at Cooking Is Medicine.

Pacific Island Chicken

1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts (I have made this with boneless-skinless, bone-in or chicken tenders, all work well)
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 can pineapple chunks (including the juice)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. cold water
3 Tbsp. corn starch

Place chicken in crock pot and top with soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple chucks, garlic and ginger. Whisk corn starch into cold water then pour over all. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. I serve this with broccoli seasoned with salt, pepper and shallots and Jasmine rice.


Anonymous said...

This sounds quick and delicious but extremely sweet. Or does the soy sauce balance out the sweetness from the sugar and pineapples?

Either way I'm sure my children will enjoy this one.

Anonymous said...

This sounds really delicious. I like the name of the recipe!

Paz ;-)

Michele said...

blessed@home, actually, this is not very sweet at all :0) The soy sauce really does cut the sweetness. It tastes very much like teriyaki.

Thanks Paz, I love anything tropical so the name had to match ;0)

Erika W. said...

Oh that sounds great! And very kid friendly. Have you made it at all with chicken thighs? We've been enjoying those lately, and I may try this with them.

Michele said...

Erika, I havent tried it with thighs but I'm sure it would be great! My kids really do love it.