Tropical Chicken Recipe

This recipe was inspired by random kitchen ingredients at my mother’s Brooklyn abode, which turned out phenomenally! My best cooking is always spur of the moment.

A pungent, yet sweet, juicy main dish for chicken lovers.

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What you will need:

 

4 organic chicken breasts

Fresh Ginger root, 1/3 inch slices

Canned coconut cream/milk (you know, the really thick eat-off-a-spoon worthy stuff.)

Ripe pineapple chunks

Cayenne pepper

Salt / Pepper

Red pepper – cubed

Sliced/ crushed almonds

 

The Process:

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**Pre heat oven to 325 farenheit**

1. Season your chicken breasts with salt & pepper. Rub it in with some passion and anticipation. Now, place the breasts in a glass oven dish that fits them snugly enough to cook in their juices.

2. In a food processor, add a handful of pineapple, 2 pinches of cayenne pepper powder, 4-5 slices of ginger and 2 tablespoons of coconut cream/milk, skimmed right off the thick white top of the can (there is oil on the bottom, but in this case it was nice just to take the solid cream right off the top). Process these ingredients into a creamy liquid. Give it a taste- to your preference, could it use more of a certain ingredient? Go for it.

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3. Pour the processed sauce all over the chicken breasts. This should generously cover the entirety of the dish, with some sauce just sitting in excess.

4. Add slices of ginger between, on top of and underneath the chicken breasts. Not too many! Not too little! JUST enough. (avid recipe followers forgive me)

5. Add chunks of red pepper and pineapple all throughout the dish, then sprinkle crushed/ sliced almonds.

6. Lastly, add dallops of the coconut cream at random to the dish and then lightly sprinkle more cayenne.

 

Cooking 

Cook, covered with foil, for 20 minutes at 325.F, then remove the foil and cook at the same temp for another 20 minutes. SAVE the cover foil.

Remove dish, cover it again with the foil and set your oven to BROIL. Leave it to broil for 5-10 minutes, depending on the strength of your oven.

 

Serve with a small amount of quinoa and a beautiful and copious salad. Add all sorts of vegetables, make it bright. Dress with a balsamic vinaigrette.

The vegetables are so necessary with any meal, especially one with meat. They help you digest, clean you out, and balance the meal.

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Bon Appetit.

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