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Chicken with Pineapple and Brown Rice

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 1 hr 35 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy this Asian-style filling dinner that’s baked using brown rice, chicken and pineapple.

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked regular brown rice
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
(8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice, undrained
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2
cup chopped carrot
1/4
cup chopped cashews
1/2
teaspoon ginger
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2
tablespoons purchased teriyaki baste and glaze

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In sprayed baking dish, combine rice and broth; mix well. Cover with foil. Bake at 375°F. for 45 minutes.
  • 2 Remove rice from oven; uncover. Add pineapple with liquid, bell pepper, carrot, cashews and ginger; mix well. Place chicken over rice mixture; press slightly into rice. Brush chicken with teriyaki baste and glaze.
  • 3 Return to oven; bake, uncovered, an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender, its juices run clear, and rice is tender.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In sprayed baking dish, combine rice and broth; mix well. Cover with foil. Bake at 375°F. for 45 minutes.
  • 2 Remove rice from oven; uncover. Add pineapple with liquid, bell pepper, carrot, cashews and ginger; mix well. Place chicken over rice mixture; press slightly into rice. Brush chicken with teriyaki baste and glaze.
  • 3 Return to oven; bake, uncovered, an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender, its juices run clear, and rice is tender.

Expert Tips

Brown rice is a whole-grain rice with only the outer husk removed. As a result, brown rice has a wonderful nutty flavor and chewy texture. This also means brown rice takes a little longer to cook than does white rice. Store brown rice sealed in an airtight container in the pantry for up to six months.

Bone-in chicken breasts can be used in place of the boneless chicken breasts. Cook them an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Brown rice is higher in fiber and B vitamins than white rice.

Multi-grain rolls, sparkling water and hot green tea complete the meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
12g
12%
Protein
35g
35%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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