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Peanut Crusted Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

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This peanut crusted chicken with pineapple salsa is an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Packed with great tropical ingredients and family friendly flavors, its a great meal!
 
 
A plate of food with broccoli, chicken and pineapple salsa

The chicken is perfectly cooked with a crispy exterior, moist interior, and had a good flavor. The pineapple salsa is an  awesome addition to the chicken!

Whether you make this weeknight meal in the summer or you serve it as a tropical stay-cation dinner, this easy weeknight meal is totally family friendly! This meal would be totally complete when served with roasted broccoli (you could cook the broccoli on the same pan as the chicken) or grilled potato wedges  (you could grill the potatoes while you grill the pineapple).

How do you make grilled pineapple salsa for chicken?

If you have never before grilled your pineapple, then you seriously need to stop everything you are doing right now and solve this issue. Grilled pineapple is a GAME CHANGER. Grilling your pineapple helps to being out all of its juices, and starts to caramelize them. Its pure tropical decadence.

It is really easy to make – basically, you just grill your pineapple, then cut all the produce up and toss it with the juice of lime and you are ready to go!

What can you do with pineapple salsa?

I always want to make a bigger batch of pineapple salsa that necessary because there are so many things you can do with it!

  • Enjoy it with tortilla chips
  • Serve it on fish
  • serve it on pork
  • Serve it beside chicken
close up of peanut crusted chicken breast
pineapple chunks on a grill

How to Grill Pineapple:

Grilling pineapple is so easy!

  • Use a grill pan wiped down with canola oil.
  • Make sure the grill is hot and ready on medium heat!
  • Use bigger chunks of pineapple to grill – its easier to rotate them, you can dive them into smaller pieces when you are done.
  • Grill for 2-3 Minutes and then rotate for 45 degrees to get pretty grill marks on them.
  • Flip to the other side and repeat the previous step.

Let the grilled pineapple cool for a few minutes and then use it to make pineapple salsa.

A close up of a bowl of pineapple salsa with red onions and cilantro

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Yield: 4 Servings

Peanut Crusted Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

A plate of food with broccoli, chicken and pineapple salsa

This peanut crusted chicken with pineapple salsa is an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Packed with great tropical ingredients and family friendly flavors, its a great meal!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Grilled Pineapple Salsa:

  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • Juice from 2 limes

Peanut Crusted Chicken:

  • 1 Jalepeno, chopped
  • 2/3 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 slice sourdough bread
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless skineless chicken breasts
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil
  • cooking spray

Instructions

Grilled Pineapple Salsa:

  • 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 and toss to mix.

Peanut Crusted Chicken:

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 949mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 19gProtein: 48g

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Love Keil

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Oh boy this salsa looks mouthwatering, thank you for the recipe!

Beth

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

I love everything about this dish! The sweet, the savory and the easy! Perfect!

Lisa Michelle

Friday 2nd of April 2010

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 :)

tasteofbeirut

Wednesday 31st of March 2010

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

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