Hula Chicken With Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

"This was the featured recipe on Rachael Ray today. I've been experimenting with cast iron cooking, so this adapted perfectly. (Rachael didn't use cast iron.) Plus, I had most of the ingredients already! Hubby called this "a keeper"!"
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Ready In:
2 rolls




  • Start the rice according to package directions.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Carefully butterfly the chicken breasts with a very sharp knife. Spread open and put into a zip plastic bag with a little water. Pound flat with the back of a cast iron pan or meat mallet.
  • Remove from bag. Put 2 pieces of ham and half of the cheese on each breast. Roll up and secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, roll in flour until coated.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a cast iron skillet. Add chicken rolls, seam side down, and cook on each side until golden brown. (About 8 - 10 minutes) Put in oven to finish cooking (about 8 more minutes).
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tbsp oil in medium skillet. Add chopped onion and pineapple. Stir until onion has softened. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and tomato paste. Simmer, stirring occasionally until somewhat reduced.
  • When done, cut each chicken roll into diagonal slices. Serve with brown rice and the pineapple sauce.

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  1. Buzymomof3
    Loved the chicken - very tasty and juicy. We didn't care for the sauce, too much tomato paste taste. I'll definitely do the chicken again though, Yum. Thanks Linky! Made for Downunder Reunion 2012
  2. adopt a greyhound
    Good chicken and sauce. I served with Recipe #262705.
    Made this over the weekend when my dad was in town and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone loved it! We are all big fans of chicken cordon bleu so this was similar but the sauce is what made the dish! Will be making this again, DH already asked it I added it to my permanent cookbook! Made for 2012 Spring PAC.
  4. Ladymedic
    This was very tasty and alot simpler to prepare than I thought it would be to roll up the chicken. I screwed up the sauce and put too much tomato paste in so had to double everything else to even it out. So now I have tonnes of that delicious sauce. Thanks Linky for a tasty dinner.
  5. loof751
    Terrific!! I did not use the onion, otherwise made as specified. The chicken cooked up so moist and tender and I just loved the sauce - it was a perfect match to the chicken. Great presentation too - looks like you fussed but it's really pretty easy to make. Thanks for posting this great recipe! Made for Spring PAC 2009



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