Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pineapple-Stuffed Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken with Pineapple

My stimulus check should be coming in the mail at the end of this week, and I can't be more excited. True, I'll put most of it into my savings account because I'm boring and always preparing for the worst. But I've been eyeing the cheapest name-brand grill at Lowe's and it has been calling my name.

I'm constantly flipping through food magazines, and at this time of year they're all about grilling. Most of the recipes can be adapted to a grill pan or broiler, but it's just not the same. It just doesn't have the same flavor -- the it's been kissed by flames and has a nice char kind of flavor. I can't get that with my electric range. Even my broiler is just eh. Nothing to write home about.

Thankfully, the Pineapple-Stuffed Jerk Chicken, is a summertime dish made for the broiler. Most likely because the chicken breasts are supposed to be stuffed. You'll see that I didn't stuff them. When putting out chicken I accidently put out the thin fillets -- not exactly fit for stuffing. But that's ok. Give the pineapple mixture a quick saute and it works out just fine.

To make dish closer to Core, I used way less oil (a tsp per chicken breast) and made sure it was a healthy oil. I counted points for the sugar because it really wouldn't be much of a jerk without it. It was pretty sweet, though, so you could always play around with the amount used.

Without the pineapple stuffing you could most definitely grill the chicken, and it'd probably taste better. I really need that grill.

When I do get around to getting a grill, what's the first thing I should make?

Nutritional Info: 393 calories, 18 grams fat, 2 grams fiber

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Great question. I have a grill but don't use it often. Finally got it out yesterday on an impulse. What's the first thing to make on it? Whatever you want :)