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Monday, September 21, 2009

Yummy Dinner

Basil-Orange Pineapple Chicken
I made this for dinner last night and it was so yummy that I thought I would share the recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Basil-Orange Pineapple Chicken

1 medium fresh pineapple
1 tsp butter
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 small red bell pepper thinly sliced
½ cup frozen pineapple orange juice concentrate – thawed
½ cup white wine
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp cornstarch
1/2cup minced fresh basil leaves
½ tsp black pepper
2 oranges peeled and sliced (opt)

Twist crown from pineapple. Cut pineapple in half lengthwise. Refrig. other half. Cut fruit from shell, then crosswise into thin slices. In nonstick skillet, saute pineapple in butter until lightly browned. Remove.

Pound chicken lightly until even thickness. Season with salt. Brown chicken in oil. Cover, simmer 6 minutes, remove.

Saute red pepper in same pan. Combine juice concentrate, wine, mustard, onion powder and cornstarch; stir until blended. Add to pan. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens. Add chicken, basil and black pepper to sauce. Spoon sauce over. Add oranges; heat through. Place pineapple slices on platter, put chicken on top, spoon sauce with red peppers over chicken. Add oranges if you want.
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1 comment:

Lisa said...

That looks and sounds amazing! I'm going to have to give it a try. I just bought a bunch of fresh basil today. Thanks for sharing!

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