Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chicken

So I don't know if I have been hiding under a rock or not but I recently discovered something that I wanted to share in my recipe tonight....Arrrowroot powder. Its used in place of cornstarch which, as you know, has a bad reputation for a good diet.  Due to its derived from corn, most of the time its genetically modified into processed starch that our bodies are designed to digest.
Well, we are going to use Arrowroot in this recipe.  Arrowroot is a powder that our bodies easily digest and is an all natural healthy substitute, especially for people with dietary restrictions. It is low in calories at 10 cals a tablespoon, and 0 fat!

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chicken
Feeds 4- 5
Prep and Cook time: 20 mins

  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts cubed (depending on the amount of people eating)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 green and red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Step One: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and cook chicken until completely done.

Step Two: In a separate pan, saute bell peppers, onion, and jalapenos with a touch of coconut/olive oil until veggies are tender.

Step Three: In a separate bowl mix the vinegar, arrowroot powder, pineapple juice and honey.

Step Four:  Combine the chicken, pineapple and bell peppers into the same pan. Add the chicken stock and let boil.

Step Five: Stir in the vinegar, arrowroot mixture and cook for approx. 3 minutes. Be careful not to cook for too long. When arrowroot is overcooked it gets too runny and the texture of the dish will not turn out correctly. It should be a thicker, gel-like texture.

Step Six:  Add some red pepper flakes over top if you'd like and serve hot. Tastes best when freshly made!

Team[FIT] Pineapple Chicken
What a colorful, tasty dish!! 

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