make it: hawaiian chicken

make it

This is one of my very favorite dinners to make. It's super easy and tastes great! The tropical flavor makes it good for summer, but it's hearty enough for cold weather, too. I like to buy individually wrapped chicken breasts since I'm usually cooking for one. You can toss the rest in the freezer without making a fuss defrosting them later. Make sure the chicken is totally thawed before putting it in the oven. Usually I'll move a piece from the freezer to the fridge before work if I have that much foresight. If I'm extra hungry I'll up the rice to 1/2 cup uncooked to make myself a full cup of cooked. I prefer jasmine (sticky) rice, but use whatever suits your fancy.

I actually made this for a date one time who was coming to my little Brooklyn apartment for dinner. I made a salad of spinach and mixed greens, mandarin orange slices, craisins, shredded carrots, candied walnuts, and a sesame ginger dressing. Was amazing! (The date was good too!

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