Why this blog??

Why this blog?? I often find myself stressing over what to make for my family for dinner. We live a busy life and some meals need time to prep, cook and let's not forget shopping for everything you need. I love cookbooks and websites, but there are so many recipe's at times it is overwhelming. The recipe's I will be posting are things I actually made. I will tell you if they are easy or more time consuming. I will also tell you if they are good. Most of these are recipe's I have made for years and continue to make because they are easy or quick and my family loves them and i know yours will too! I will also try to at least once in a whlie try a new recipe I've found on line or in a book and honestly rate it. I always encourage others to send me their favorite recipe's as well! I am a mom... not a chef. But I am a mom who enjoys cooking for her family and making a somewhat healthy meal (some days more healthy than others:) ) In each recipe I will share how I recommend serving it, any substitutions I can think of that are also good, or ways to prepare ahead of time to make the cooking part seem quicker! I am not a photographer, as you can see... most of these pictures are taken from my phone camera, so may not be the best! I love to hear from others who have made these recipes and what they have done to change the recipe... please post comments! Thank you! To "like" me on facebook, go to this link... It's What's Cookin

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pineapple Teryaki Chicken

I like this meal because it's easy and healthy and can be made pretty quick. (easy to double recipe as well for more)

*2 chicken breasts- pounded thin
*1 can crushed pineapple (not the small jar, the reg size jar)
*1 cup yoshida's gourmet sauce

1) Drian the juice from the pineapple into a bowl. Place the crushed pineapple back in fridge.  In zip lock gallon bag, put in chicken breasts, 3/4 of the yoshida's sauce and the drained pineapple juice from bowl. Marinate chicken as long as you can. I usually do 4-8 hours.

2) You can either bake or grill the chicken...

Bake: I like to line a glass baking pan with tinfoil... makes for easier clean up. pour in the remaining 1/4 yoshida's sauce, 1/4 of the pineapple and place the chicken in pan. Bake at 375 for 30 mins. Place remaining pineapple on top of the chicken breasts and cook an additional 10-15 mins.

Grill: Grill chicken until done, using the remaining yoshida's to keep moist while grilling.  Warm up the crushed pineapple either over stove top or in microwave (or on grill on tin foil). Serve on top of the grilled chicken breasts.

**Serve over sticky rice and sauteed veggies and a type of stir fry or serve along side roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli for a healthy, easy meal. We make this often!

Grilled with side of steamed broccoli and green beans and roasted carrots and sweet potatoes.  I typically put on more of the crushed pineapple.

I buy my Yoshida's at Costco. They have it for the same price on Amazon if you don't have a Costco near you. This stuff is great on chicken, shrimp, fish, steak.... Veggies!

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