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Pineapple Glazed Chicken Thighs

Pineapple Glazed Chicken Thighs

recipe ingredients
6 skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of visible fat
3 inch piece of ginger, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
2/3 cup pineapple juice
2 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 cup pineapple chunks
3 green onions, thinly sliced (including green portions)

recipe directions
Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the chicken and ginger and cook, turning the chicken every few minutes, until the chicken is well browned on both sides; about 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together the pineapple juice and soy sauce. Pour into the frying pan and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and add the sesame seeds and pineapple chunks. Continue cooking, turning the chicken occasionally, until it is opaque throughout and the liquid remaining in the pan has reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes.

To serve, arrange the chicken, ginger, and pineapple on a large platter. Spoon an equal amount of glaze over each piece of chicken. Garnish with the green onions.

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Serves: 6 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
172 5 1 21 1 291 10 4
  • Jennifer

    This was so incredibly delicious. The only thing I did different is use a half dozen cracked peanuts instead of the seseme seeds. I highly recommend this recipe!

  • Happy2Bme

    I used chicken breasts – thin cutlets instead of thighs to cut the fat. I added fresh ground pepper and parsley flakes but still I thought the chicken itself was rather bland, tho it was tender. Not a bad dish, certainly worth a try for a quick low fat meal – I served it with brown rice and green beans with slivered almonds. If you eat a piece of pineapple with each bit of chicken, it flavors it up nicely.

  • Bambi

    This recipe was great, even my 3year old loved it.However I would not recommend eating the slices of ginger!!I served this with mushroom rice.Delicious!!!! One very important thing-EASY!!!!!

  • Momof5

    I made this dish, but did a variation, I cooked it in the crock pot! I cooked on high, but next time would go for low setting…the chicken was just a little dry. Toward the end of cooking (last 30-40 minutes) I added a cup of Basmati rice & some additional liquid. YUMMY!! Everyone gobbled it up!

  • Laurel

    Excellent healthy recipe using pinapple for flavor instead of salt. I think it needs the fat from the chick thighs for flavor. Better trick with the ginger to make it easy – first, cut of chunk of fresh ginger, and use the side of a teaspoon to scrape off the skin instead of slicing it off – much faster. Also, use your grater or microplane to grate the ginger into the dish.
    I also chop up a red bell pepper to up the nutrition, and add cubed sweet potato (4 oz per person) instead of cooking a separate starch. Add the sweet potato when you turn the chicken thights, and the red pepper when you add the pineapple. This is one of my family’s favorite healthy meals.

  • micki

    I made this meal with the peanut variation-absolutely delicious! Definately one for the books.