Tropical Chicken and Rice

Tropical Chicken and Rice created by cfletcher

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.

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  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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"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."

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  1. ChrissyVas
    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!
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    Tropical Chicken and Rice Created by cfletcher
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    Tropical Chicken and Rice Created by cfletcher
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    Tropical Chicken and Rice Created by cfletcher
  5. cfletcher
    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!
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