Sunday, June 14, 2009

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa"Caribbean" is one of those words I always misspell. You'd think after all the PR Johnny Depp has given the word that I'd be able to actually get it right but I'm still relying on spell check.

Regardless . . . this is one fine recipe.

The chicken has a spicy and crusty exterior, browned to perfection. The interior moist and tender, the whole experience complemented perfectly with the sweet and savory marriage of onion and fruit in the accompanying salsa.

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

For salsa:
1/2 medium fresh pineapples, peeled, quartered and sliced into pieces
4 large radishes
1/2 red bell pepper
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

First make the salsa so it can set for a while and let the flavors meld a bit. I pulsed the pineapple in my food processor until the consistency was good then added the radishes (diced) and peppers (also finely diced), cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

For the chicken, pat the breasts dry. Mix all the ingredients for the rub (brown sugar through turmeric) in a shallow bowl then carefully coat each breast with spices. Let them sit for a bit to chill in the refrigerator (about 30 minutes) then grill until done. You can also fry them to brown the coating if it's cold outside. It's pretty versatile. It's also great with a side of salad or rice or sweet potato fries.

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Mrs. Ohtobe said...

That looks just yummy!

Rolfe Bautista said...

I must definitely try this dish. I love to cook and your recipe sounds delightful.

The Source said...

Looks fabulous! I might be trying this tonight! Thanks.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

YUMMY - Perfect for summer!

Amber M. said...


Terresa said...

Looks so delish...I wonder if my Superman could whip that one up tonight for supper?

Daisy said...

Um - something tropical without coconut. My family might eat it! BTW, my parenting style (acc. to T-Mobile) is the Quick Wit.

Michelle said...

Oh another lovely Scribbit recipe to try ,Thank you! Thank You..

J at said...

Mmmm. Looks, and sounds, heavenly.

jubilee said...

This sounds like a great Father's Day dinner. Yum!

Sohbet said...

Great site & tips! As a new blogger, I've been struggling to understand how to get things done. Thank you, Michelle, so much for your help! Maybe, though, you could have listed an example of how to do it rather than describing how to. I had many errors before getting it right.

sohbet said...

Looks fabulous! I might be trying this tonight! Thanks.

Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!