April 20, 2009

Recipe Swap - Week 3: Tropical Chicken and a DOLE $25 Coupon Giveaway

Exciting things happening if you enjoy cooking, and if you are a little fruity like me and like to cook with fruit... ;)

This is a recipe I created based on about 4 or 5 that sounded good...I'm all about using my slow cooker (aka crock-pot) especially when the summer months hit because our kitchen gets a full onslaught of the hot summer sun in the afternoon - just in time for dinner making. So I have been experimenting and putting together as many recipes as possible to utilize during the summer time, and thereby reducing me getting overheated in the kitchen. ;)

Sassy Tropical Slow Cooker Chicken

INGREDIENTS

4

Boneless/skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp.

Salt

1 can (20 oz.)

Dole pineapple chunks or slices, drained (reserve juice).

1 clove

Garlic (minced)

1 tbsp.

Cornstarch

2 tsp.

Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp.

Mustard

2 tsp.

Lemon juice

2 tsp.

Lime juice

1 tsp.

Red pepper flakes (optional)

1 tsp.

Rosemary

DIRECTIONS

Brown chicken breasts in a skillet until lightly browned. (I usually eliminate this step and just put the chicken breasts directly into the crock-pot).

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine juice with garlic, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, rosemary, lemon juice, lime juice and red pepper flakes (optional) in a small bowl. Pour over chicken in the crock-pot.

Cover, and cook 6-8 hours on Low (make sure to check the chicken periodically - cooking times do vary depending on your crock-pot).

Serve with Jasmine Rice or Coconut Rice and a side of vegetables. You can either stir pineapple chunks into the sauce in the crock-pot before serving, or use them as garnish after the food has been plated. If you're using pineapple slices, use them as garnish rather than adding them to the sauce.


Note: I added a Coconut Rice Recipe here. :)

Now here's where the 'fun' part comes in... DOLE is offering one of my readers enough coupons to refill your pantry with DOLE Canned Fruit ($25 value). What do you need to do to enter to win? It's very simple - head over here www.DoleMakeMeAChef.com and check out the wonderful recipes by celeb chef Ben Ford. Then come back here to this post and leave in the comments what your most favorite recipe is. That's it! That's all there is to it. No jumping through hoops or doing any extra grunt work - just leaving a comment on your favorite recipe will get you an entry to win.

If you want extra entries, you can enter an essay of your own at www.DoleMakeMeAChef.com, then be sure to come back here and post that same essay/entry in the comments here. You'll get 5 additional entries for doing that. Not to mention by entering an essay over at DOLE, you'll even have a chance at being a winner at DOLE, too! The contest ends at midnight EST on May 8th. Looking forward to reading your favorites and possibly your essays! :)

Want to enjoy some great recipes or have a recipe you would like to share? Hop on over to Anissa's place - she's hosting this great event and anyone is welcome to participate. I always love to try new recipes, so this is a great opportunity to find some good ones!
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38 Random Sassy Comments:

Hit 40 said...

Excellent!

I like fruity :-)

shopannies said...

I love the aloha smoothy thanks for sharing the recipe and contest idea

annie kelleher said...

yum!! i love fruity chicken!!!

Casey said...

Congrats on the winnage! I'm suddenly craving ambrosia after seeing the mandarin oranges and pineapple sitting together.

Kat said...

Yum!! That looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

VickieB said...

The Pina Colada Creme Caramel with Pineapple Chantilly Cream sounds great

Jenni Jiggety said...

That looks REALLY good!

VickieB said...

Essay #1
With us, Dole crushed pineapple is a staple because we can use it in drinks, salads (we love it in a carrot raisin salad)and so much more…

VickieB said...

Essay #2

VickieB said...

Essay entry #3

VickieB said...

Essay entry #4

VickieB said...

essay entry #5

Julie@Momspective said...

Oh this sounds delish! I made some great desserts with Dole!

Anissa said...

Sounds great can you use it without the pineapple -- my litte one can't have it! Thanks for playing along! TFS

Carolyn G said...

I would like to try the asian salad. Mmmm good.

Golfersmom said...

Sounds wonderful. Can not wait to try it.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Sweet and sour chicken! that's really the only dinner food I like with fruit in it. Yum!

Justine :o )

shelley said...

yum, looks delicious!!! thanks for sharing!!
hugs,
shelley

Frogs in my formula said...

You know what? That looks really really good. I never thought of
putting chicken in the crockpot. And I didn't even know they made
Coconut Rice. Plus, I love pineapple and so does Junior. Thanks for
the great suggestion.

Anne said...

Being a dessert girl, I am going to have to try the pineapple coffee cake. Sounds as delicious as possible without having chocolate in it.

Xazmin said...

That recipe sounds great! I'm all about finding new slow cooker recipes!

I posted one today too!

pam said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful. You are making me hungry.

Liz said...

Your recipe has so many extra touches in it that really sounds yummy. I like the shrimp curry

AudreyO said...

That does sound wonderful. I too love to cook with fruit. I really like pineapple and apricots. I also like my crockpot. I make chicken, beef and even lasagna.

Kristen Andrews said...

the beet salad and pineapple lemonade sounds really good, I love fruit too!

Yaya said...

Awesome!

They all look good, but that pineapple sweet and sour recipe looks good!

LoisS said...

The Asian Mandarin Salad looks real good

carma said...

definitely the Easy Aloha Smoothie- who could resist a smoothie??

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Ooh - the Asian Mandarin salad sounds really good - even right now!

Megan said...

Yummy!!!

The Shrimp Curry looks delish!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Pineapple sweet and sour chicken looks yummy.

stormvikki said...

I love sweet and sour chicken, never thought about making it myself... LOL ok, I'm not much of a cook but eat lots of pineapple. It's good for cholesterol problems.

itsahumanzoo said...

I love seafood, and Shrimp Curry sounds like it would be amazing!

itsahumanzoo said...

Here's part of my essay:

"Ever since I was little, my mom made the most amazing pineapple upside down cake. It's such a popular recipe that it's always requested at family functions. The main ingredient was, you guessed it, Dole Pineapple Slices..."

itsahumanzoo said...

Essay 2

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Essay 3

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Essay 4

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Essay 5