Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love rice cooked with coconut milk, and this dish takes it a step further by adding chicken, too. Throw together a salad, and you've got a complete meal with minimal effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  2. Brown chicken in hot oil in a large skillet over medium high heat 8-10 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from skillet, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings in skillet.
  3. Add butter to skillet, stirring to loosen particles from bottom. Add onion and saute about 4 minutes; add rice and saute 4 minutes; add garlic and saute 1 minute more. Stir in chicken broth, coconut milk, and pineapple juice. Return chicken to skillet and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or till rice is tender.
  4. Uncover, fluff rice with a fork, and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle evenly with green onions and nuts. Garnish with fresh pineapple, if desired.
Most Helpful

Wow this was very yummy. I wasn't sure about the pineapple juice or coconut milk in this recipe of how it would turn out. I'm very glad I gave it a shot. There were 0 complaints from hubby. Which means this should have more stars than it does. He's not big on chicken but when he ate this, he LOVED it! The only thing I didn't add was the nuts because I didn't have any. But next time I'll remember to pick some up. Also I added more crushed red peper than called for, next time I'll stick to the amount listed (it had a kick!).Thanks for this Tropical hit!

ChrissyVas80 January 26, 2007

MMmm the rice was so good and flavorful. I halved the recipe for the 2 of us and used 1 cup of rice. The store was out of macadamia nuts so I used toasted walnuts which gave it a nice crunch. Next time I will reduce the amount of time I saute the breasts from 8 min. to 5 on each side as the chicken was on the dry side. This was a nice take on chicken and rice!

cookiedog October 29, 2006

Just made this for dinner tonight and I have to admit that I made a couple of changes to suit what I had on hand. I used wild rice, not white, mandarin oranges, not pineapple and green onions, not regular. In spite of the changes my hubby and I thorough enjoyed every bite! He wanted to know when I would make this again! Lovely recipe and the red pepper flakes added a nice kick. Thanks Jeri for a great keeper!

cfletcher October 31, 2006