Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Between school, work, and other obligations in my life I haven't really had a lot of time to cook. I finally had some time to whip up a recipe especially since I've been craving pineapple and chicken.
Many Asian restaurants have stir-fried dishes where fruits are incorporated in them as well. I've never really incorporated fruits in my cooking so this was a new thing to try. So, I decided to make an pineapple chicken over rice dish with an Asian Fusion twist.
- Pineapple Chunks (Canned)
- Chicken Tenderloin
- White Rice
- 2 eggs
- Corn Starch
- Soy sauce
1. First, wash the rice thoroughly and cook well until it's nice and fluffy.
2. Next, I cut up the chicken tenderloin into chunks and mix the egg and flour well into a batter. After the chicken tenderloin is done bathing in the batter, it's time for it to be pan-fried!
3. Set the fire/gas on low heat, not too high. When the oil is hot enough, start placing your chicken tenderloin inside the pan and cook well until both sides are white/golden brown and inside is white.
4. When the chicken is done, scoop it out and place on top of the rice like above. The dish looks pretty good at this point, but it's not done yet. Now it's time to cook the best part: the pineapple!
5. I decided to save some of the pineapple juice because that's how the chicken and rice will also obtain flavor and I turned that pineapple juice into a sweet sauce. Bring the pineapple and juice to a boil, than add corn starch and mix well until it's a nice creamy consistency.
The final touch was to add a bit of mint to top it off and enhance the dish, visually. Something green always makes the dish look much brighter and welcoming, don't you think.
Any way, the pineapple chicken over rice was a good try. It was sweet. It was sour. It was savory. I enjoyed it very much and it was quite filling. This makes a perfect lunch if you want to try some thing different or craving pineapple and chicken.
Have you ever tried a pineapple and chicken dish?