Polynesian Chicken and Rice

Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup rice mixture)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 406
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 30.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 55.3g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 3.6mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Calcium: 58mg


  • 1 1/2 cups no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 5 (6-ounce) chicken breast halves, skinned
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup (1-inch) sliced green onions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) can unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cashews


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; stir well, and set aside.
  2. Coat a Dutch oven with cooking spray, and add margarine. Place over medium-high heat until margarine melts. Add chicken, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan; set aside.
  3. Add rice and garlic to pan, and sauté 3 minutes. Return chicken, meaty side down, to pan. Add chicken broth mixture, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the green onions and remaining ingredients; cover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
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