Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Wowie Maui Chicken

I felt like cooking chicken with a twist the other day, so I started flipping through my Looneyspoons cookbook.  I chose Looneyspoons partially because their recipes are simple and partially because I wanted to make something with a fun name!  The final conclusion?  Wowie Maui Chicken.  Very yummy, flavourful and a little bit different than the normal chicken I cook at home.  Here's my version of this yummy recipe:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups no sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (398 mL) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped finely
If your rice takes more than 25 minutes to cook, place the rice and chicken broth in a large pot, bring to a boil and cook for 25 minutes.  While this is cooking, heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the chicken until browned.  At the 25 minute mark, add all ingredients except for the green onions, to the half-cooked rice.  Stir, cover and cook for another 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.  Add the green onions and cook for an additional five minutes.  Turn the heat off and let the dish stand for five minutes before serving.  Serves approximately 5-6. 

Note: if your rice takes 25 minutes or less to cook, you can cook the chicken in the pot then add all ingredients except for the green onions, bring to a boil and simply cook until the rice is cooked.  Then add the green onions, cook for an additional five minutes and let stand for five minutes before eating.


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