Pineapple ginger chicken!

Tonight I had plans with a friend, Michal, who I haven’t seen in a while and got married recently. She agreed to cook with me since I was out last night and I have plans for tomorrow. We scoured some blogs and settled on this:

Honey Ginger Pineapple Chicken from Robyn over at Addapinch. I love her blog!

(We did make a few changes, including not including honey!)

Michal had most of the ingredients but was lacking pineapple. We headed down to Fairway and stopped at 16 handles for some frozen yogurt on the way!

Yum! I got peanut butter and chocolate froyo with some strawberries, banana, peanut butter cups and a little chocolate crunch.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with 16 handles, its 16 different flavors of frozen yogurt. You get to pick how many flavors you want and how much of each one. Try a little of each or get your favorite ones! Then you pick your toppings: fresh fruit, chocolate, candies, etc. As many as you want in any quantity. You pay by the ounce. The frozen yogurt is delicious. That should be its own post! Ha!

Michal and I then grabbed the pineapple and made the dinner.

We started by marinating the chicken for a few minutes. We mixed chicken with soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar, pineapple juice and garlic.

Looks delicious like that, right? Ha. We massaged the chicken with all the ingredients for a bit.

While the chicken marinated, we made the pineapple. We used canned pineapple to save time. We found pineapple in 100% pineapple juice so we knew it didn’t have any weird ingredients. Michal and I decided that we didn’t want pineapple with butter and brown sugar. Instead we used soy sauce and ginger.

It smelled amazing. And it got even better once we threw it on the griddle. (She doesn’t have a grill.)

Next up: The chicken. That went on the griddle too.

We also made some sesame ginger rice from Near East.

Dinner was ready just in time for her husband to come home!

How beautiful is that pineapple!

My plate:

She had beautiful serving plates and wonderful plates. Michal got really excited to use them. I think she was more excited for a chance to use these amazing serving plates than she was to have her food on the blog! They also just got a wine pourer that prevents spills.

The food was so good. The wine was sweet. The company was amazing.

Oh, I almost forgot. Michal gave me the coolest birthday present. I’m in love.

Its Mo Willems! Its the pigeon. ❤ If you know me, you know my obsession with Mo Willems. I love. What a wonderful early birthday present. Thanks Michal!

The recipe:

Pineapple and Ginger Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 cans sliced pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tsp ginger, divided (2 tsp and 1 tsp)
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, shredded (or through a garlic press)
  • 1 box Near East Sesame Ginger Rice
Directions:
  • Cut chicken breasts into small pieces.
  • In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, pineapple juice, rice vinegar, 2 tsp ginger and shredded garlic.
  • Add sauce to chicken. Massage sauce into chicken and marinate for 30 minutes or longer. (Or marinate the chicken for 8 hours.)
  • While the chicken marinates, add pineapple slices, 2 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp ginger.
  • Grill the pineapple on both sides until it begins to brown. (Note: If you do this on a real grill, the pineapple breaks easily and may fall through.)
  • Prepare the rice according to the box directions.
  • Grill the chicken until cooked through.
Enjoy!
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