Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hawaiian Chicken

I have to say that this is one of those recipes that never fails. Easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy to eat - what more can you ask for especially on a week night when fast order is required. In fact this has been a favourite meal in our house for many years now.

Allowing the chicken to marinate over night is the key to this dish being a success. The chicken once cooked is tender and juicy and delicately spiced. Served with a mild fruity curry sauce made from the remaining marinade it is a dish that pleases everyone.

Hawaiian Chicken
(recipe sourced from WW Simply The Best Cookbook)

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 5.5

440 gram can unsweetened pineapple slices
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 clove garlic crushed
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
4 chicken breast fillets (200 grams each), all visible skin and fat removed
1 teaspoon cornflour

Drain pineapple and reserve the juice. Cover pineapple slices and refrigerate.

Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, curry powder, garlic and ginger in a bowl. Mix well and add the chicken, ensuring the chicken is covered by the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight if possible.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Place the chicken on a wire rack over a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender, occasionally brushing with half of the remaining marinade.

Cut pineapple rings in half and place on top of the chicken. Return chicken to the oven for a further 5 minutes.

Meanwhile in a small saucepan blend cornflour with remaining marinade. Place over a medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Serve sauce over the chicken.
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Chef E said...

Oh my gosh you know how great that looks! Simple but full of so much flavor- hey a dash of flavor :)

Corn on the cob is calling...

Bo said...

Curry and pineapple this sounds great!

Tina said...

Looks wonderful..I just started following and look forward to the great recipes you post!

Melanie said...

This dish looks delicious Jo! I have been reading the ww community message boards for a while now but have never commented. This is how I found your blog! I have a new blog about my ww weight loss journey - I've only started recently. I'll be sure to follow your blog and check in from time to time, melanie xo