Take a mental vacation to Hawaii as you enjoy this grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and ginger.
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup marinade; place remaining marinade in a zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Chill 4 hours.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade in bag. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; baste with 2 tablespoons reserved marinade. Cook 6 minutes. Turn chicken over; baste with 2 tablespoons reserved marinade. Cook 6 minutes.
This is one of our favorite meals when we crave the tropics. We like to grill the chicken and add a salsa of pineapple, red & yellow peppers and red onion, all served over the cilantro rice that was featured with the recipe. Guests go crazy for it, and the food is so colorful, you can't help wanting to dive in. Best of all, it's dirt simple with everything either made or prepped in advance, leaving me plenty of time to hang with my guests. It all comes together in about 30 minutes. I've also used the marinade for chicken skewers, and grilled the salsa veggies on skewers.
Doubled the marinade to make sure I had enough for basting. Paired with roasted zucchini and coconut jasmine rice. Even my picky kids thought it was delicious! Next time I might try it on the grill as kebabs with pineapple, peppers, onions.
I read the reviews below and doubled the amount of ketchup, soy sauce and pineapple juice to have enough marinade. I left the amounts of ginger and garlic the same. The chicken marinated for about 5 hours before I pulled it out. In the end, I don't think I would make this chicken again. It felt overwhelmingly garlicky and gingery and in the end, it seemed to me like the chicken was still a bit bland despite having marinated for several hours.
Flavor is great! Definitely will save for future recipes!
Definitely make this recipe FIRST if you're making multiple other recipes at the same time - we just made a week of food in effort to stop eating out as much, and didn't read in depth enough to realize it was a 4hr marinade process. The flavor on this was pretty good, though!
This is really good. We used bbq sauce instead of ketchup and it tasted awesome. =]
There's a coupon for $1 off of any HarvestLand Product here: (They have really good organic chicken. =] )
Made this for company last night and it was great! I had to butterfly the breasts because they weren't cooking through. Served with cilantro rice, grilled peaches, and a poppy seed spinach salad. Delicious!