24.1.12

Snappy Pineapple Chicken



With a name like that, how could I resist?

I modified the recipe because I didn't have everything it needed - the ingredient list is a doozy! I didn't have a red pepper or water chestnuts but everything else. I only made two breasts (ha.....bahahaha....okay, moving on) but didn't cut down on the ingredients because I was nervous about there not being enough liquid to cook the chicken. It was a little risky, but worked out great. 



Here's what you'll need.




Now let's get started!



*snaps*




Put carrots and onion at the bottom of the slow cooker.



*snaps*




Take the next 4 ingredients and put them in a ziploc bag. Add the chicken and shake, shake, shake!



*snaps* (is this getting old?)




Place the chicken on top of the veggies. Combine the next 6 ingredients in a 2-cup measuring cup and pour over chicken.



*snaps* (too bad, I'm loving it)





Then shut the top and set the timer for 4 hours on high (or 8 hours on low). Oh, and don't stir it or the chicken's coating will come off...you've been warned).



*snaps* (this is making me want to tango)




After the 4 hours (or 8), add the pineapple (and water chestnuts and pepper, if you have them). Mix the cornstarch and water together and mix it in as well. Continue to cook on high for 20 minutes.  



*snaps snaps snaps snaps*




Just like the recipe's name suggests, this chicken is quite snappy! The allspice makes a nice contrast to the pineapple. It was best when I got rice, chicken, pineapple and carrot in the same bite. Individually, it  didn't balance as well. The flavours really seem to need each other in this one. We'll definitely be making this again (and by "we," I obviously mean "me" haha!).




*snaps* (hee hee)





1 comment:

silvergirl said...

this looks pretty interesting, might have to give it a whirl
brett