Peanut Crusted Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Salsa - The Gingered Whisk

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Peanut Crusted Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Salsa

I believe spring is finally here! The weatherman keeps telling me it is going to snow again, but I don't believe him. My tulips are sprouting, and I swear I saw a bee today. Spring is coming!!! I can feel it!!

To celebrate, I decided I needed something semi-tropical for dinner this evening. I found a great recipe on Cooking Light's website, but I jazzed it up a little and made it my own. It turned out spectacularly!! The chicken was nice and moist and had a good flavor. The salsa was awesome!

Peanut Crusted Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Salsa

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
Juice from 1 lime
1 Jalepeno, chopped
1/3 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1 slice sourdough bread
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 boneless skineless chicken breasts
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
cooking spray

Combine peanuts and bread in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over chicken.
Dredge chicken in the breadcrumb mixture.
Place chicken in a baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

Heat a grill pan to medium high heat and spray with cooking spray.
Grill pineapple chunks until they are slightly warm and have pretty grill marks on them. If you don't have a grill pan, you can skip this step. Cut the pineapple into smaller chunks.
In a medium bowl, combine the pineapple, red onion, cilantro, juice from 1 lime, and jalepeno. Toss.

Serve and enjoy!


  1. Love that recipe! The pineapple salsa is so light and with the right touch of spice and the chicken sounds moist and crunchy, yum!

  2. Jen..I just noticed while surfing around ..and wow..I think I want to make it this weekend. That pineapple salsa sounds divine. BTW..thought of something for our Dc challenge. I know it's wayyy early, but will email you about it anyway :)


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