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Asian Pineapple Chicken and Weekly Menu Plan

Happy Monday my friends! As our Summer is quickly slipping away, and visions of Back to School enter our thoughts, quick and easy weeknight dinners are top on the list. And using your Slow Cooker is a great way to get that job done. This Asian Pineapple Chicken is sure to be a hit with the family and will make you the star of the kitchen.

The sweetness of the pineapple and crunch of the water chestnuts and chow mein noodles gives the dish it’s Asian flair. And of course, throwing everything into the Slow Cooker couldn’t be any easier.

One of my favorite things to do, is sit and browse through magazines and cookbooks, looking for new recipes and inspiration. But I often find myself, putting it on my shelf because it only has a recipe or two that I like. Recently I picked up a Better Homes and Gardens publication called Make & Take, and as I browsed through the pages, I was excited to see recipe after recipe that I could add to my list.

Asian Pineapple Chicken

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Asian Pineapple Chicken

Quick and easy weeknight meal that is sure to be a family favorite. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com. Adapted from Make & Take

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, skinless, boneless {about 1 3/4 pounds}
  • 1 {20 oz} can pineapple slices with juice
  • 1 {8 oz} can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, cleaned and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons green onion tops, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chow mein noodles

Instructions

  1. Clean and butterfly chicken breasts, place in slow cooker
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving the liquid, cut into quarters and add on top of chicken
  3. Drain water chestnuts, clean and cut pepper, add both on top of chicken
  4. In a small bowl, combine the reserved pineapple juice, chicken broth, ginger and garlic. Pour over chicken mixture.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours
  6. Remove chicken, keep warm. Turn cooker to high.
  7. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, cornstarch and rice vinegar. Add to cooker and stir to combine.
  8. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened and glossy
  9. Meanwhile cook rice
  10. When sauce is thickened, return chicken to slow cooker and heat through.
  11. Serve with chicken with rice stirred in or on the side. Sprinkle with onions and chow mein noodles.
http://pocketchangegourmet.com/asian-pineapple-chicken-and-weekly-menu-plan/

Weekly Menu Plan

Monday –  Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups and Fried Rice

Tuesday –  Burgers, Potato Salad and Sweet Corn

Wednesday –  Twice Baked Grilled Potatoes and Fried Zucchini

Thursday –  Breakfast – Homemade McGriddles, Fried Potatoes and Smoothies

Friday –  Asian Pineapple Chicken, Rice

Saturday –  Chicken Alfredo, Salad and Garlic Bread

Sunday  Brats, Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms, Sweet Corn

Dessert for the Week – Muddy Buddy Cookies

What’s on your menu this week?

Linking to…Menu Plan Monday

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