Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tropical Glazed Chicken

This is one of my favorite chicken recipes.  I love all the different flavors and textures in it.  The sauce is sweet and tangy, the avocado smooth and creamy, and the macadamia nuts give it a nice crunch.  I like to make 'theme' meals sometimes, and this is a great entree for a tropical theme!  I served it with a tropical salad, mangoes and a non-alcoholic pina-colada.

Tropical Glazed Chicken

 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup pineapple -orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 medium ripe avocado
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup macadamia nuts

In a saucepan, combine the juice concentrate, butter, ginger and soy sauce.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, brown chicken strips in oil in a large skillet.  Transfer to a greased baking dish.  Make sure there is only one layer of chicken, so it all can glaze properly.  Pour or spoon the sauce over the chicken.  Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, basting occasionally.  Peel and slice the avocados and brush slices with lime juice.  Arrange chicken, avocado and nuts over hot brown rice.  And make sure you spoon some of the sauce on there too. :)

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