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Thursday April 7, 2011 3:21 pm

Recipe: Pineapple Lime Chicken

Pineapple Citrus Chicken recipe

Chicken is a great meat because it holds the flavor of spices really well, while maintaining the original flavor of the chicken itself on the inside. This makes it a great base for recipes like this Pineapple Lime Chicken, where we are using a couple of different fruit acids, along with a few spices, with the end result being a nice, island-y dish. To make this one a little easier come preparation time, you can cut up the pineapple days in advance and keep it inside of a sealed container in the fridge.



  • 1/2 pineapple, chopped into chunks
  • 2 limes (or 1/2 cup lime juice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • 4 chicken breasts, bone in with skin
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Blend pineapple chunks with garlic, cumin, lime juice, oregano, and salt. Set aside. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade/relish for tropical chicken salad another night.

Rub chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Roast in oven for 10 minutes to brown skin.

Remove from oven and coat with pineapple marinade.

Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and roast for 15-20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes once removed from oven.

Make sure juices run clear when sliced.

Pineapple Citrus Chicken with friend bananas and beans

When all is said and done, you'll have chicken that is full of flavor. Complement it with some beans and fried bananas, and you've got yourself a great meal!



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