This dish, made a slightly different way, can taste a lot like a healthier more islandy version of chicken and dumplings. I haven't tried the recipe as is, but I wanted to make it less complicated. First, don't get unsweetened pineapple juice. It's better with sweet. It provides just a little more depth of flavor. Make sure you get regular chicken broth, not the lower sodium kind.
Grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Come home, shred that baby up and follow the rest of the directions with the modifications I listed. Instead of browning the chicken, etc. just start with sauteeing your seasonings in butter. Once you get to adding the rice and liquid ingredients, put as much chicken (to taste) as you prefer. I probably throw in about 2 cups of shredded chicken. Let it all cook together for the time indicated and enjoy. Much better flavor. For a kick you can add some extra dried pepper.
Extremely bland - will not be making this again. Chicken Curry is a much tastier choice - just as easy with very similar ingredients, but WAY more satisfying seasonings.