Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I started to make pineapple chicken the other day and ended up with something very different. This dish has a good orange sweet flavor with a hint of pineapple and fills the house with a nice orange smell while cooking. I used crushed pineapple, but I think the tidbits below would be better. Cooking time does not include the cooking of the rice

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup any white rice, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, fine chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 12 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large seedless orange, peeled and cut up into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 orange, zest of (if you would like more of a pineapple taste, skip this)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 12 cup marcella wine or 12 cup other sweet white wine or 12 cup water or 12 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions

  1. Pre-Cook the rice, any method you like.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  3. In a 3 Qt Dutch oven or other oven safe pan with cover.
  4. Heat the olive oil add the garlic and ginger Sauté until garlic just starts to turn brown.
  5. Add Chicken and Sauté until partially cooked.
  6. Add Pineapple/w juice, Orange and zest, mix.
  7. Add cooked Rice and mix well again.
  8. Add wine and lime, mix.
  9. Cover and place in oven for 20 minute.
  10. If too much liquid take cover off, finished dish should be very moist with only a little liquid in bottom of pan.

Reviews

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I happily prepared this recipe on top of the stove, and neglected to realise that the rice was supposed to be cooked into the dish. So I had a lovely sweet-citrusy chicken dish served over buttery noodles (by the time I realised my mistake with the rice, I had decided to do noodles), and I must say, it was really good! i think it would go well over rice too, but I'm not sure about cooking the rice into the dish. With that reservation aside, I can say that this was a very nice vaguely asian dish, a little sweet with the pineapple, I might be tempted to add a little chilli sauce another time. Much enjoyed, thank you, made for PAC Fall 2011

Karen Elizabeth October 17, 2011

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