you know why I love writing here, because you have no idea if I’m sitting in my pajamas noshing on some leftover amazeballs chicken, or whether I’m dressed up writing this from the library.
I’m sure if you had to guess, you’d get it right 😉
When I wrote Coconut crusted chicken with grilled pineapple salsa last week, I was going to call it piña colada chicken.
But then I had a thought… A deep thought.
In order for it to be called piña colada chicken.. It had a very necessary ingredient…
I’ve been chomping at the bit all weekend ( Kentucky derby pun completely intended) to share this with you!
Pull out your flip flops and sunglasses and tiki torches… We are taking a trip to the carribean, my friends!
piña colada chicken
1 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon jerk seasoning
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3/4 cup pineapple. ( mine was fresh, canned is fine, just dry it )
1 can coconut milk
1 ‘nip’ bottle of white rum
1/4-1/2 cup Chicken stock
Start by sprinkling salt and pepper on each side of chicken, then rub both sides of chicken with seasoning. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Heat oil over medium heat until melted. Add chicken and sauté on each side for about 5 minutes. Add pineapple and cook another 5 minutes. Using tongs, remove chicken , turn off heat and add rum. Turn heat baby on and using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Once it starts to boil, add coconut milk and stir. Return chicken to pan. Stir in chicken stock 1/4 cup at a time, making sure it doesn’t get too soupy .
Reduce heat to low and cover for 1/2 hour.
Test sauce for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
Serve over a bed of greens, with sauce generously spooned atop!
I wanted to make my Cilantro coconut rice but I was out of rice. Say whaaaat? I’m slacking..
So I used whole wheat coucous in it’s place. It worked!
So mosey on down and send your friends a postcard from your tropical dinner!
I bought an extra bottle of the jerk seasoning to giveaway to one of you! All you need to do is comment either here in the comments, share this post with your friends, or like and comment on My Facebook page
That’s it! I’ll chose a winner at random on Saturday night at 5 pm mountain time.
Good luck! And as always, thanks for reading. I pour my heart out here sometimes and it’s nice to know you are reading! 😎