Chile Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

This Polynesian-style dish contrasts flavors like tangy pineapple chunks and spicy ancho chili peppers, giving classic chicken and rice an island twist.
This Polynesian-style dish contrasts flavors like tangy pineapple chunks and spicy ancho chili peppers, giving classic chicken and rice an island twist.

Chile Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time
10

MINUTES

10 minutes
Cook Time
20

MINUTES

20 minutes
Serves
4

Calories
350

  • Calories350
  • Total Fat9 g
  • Cholesterol92 mg
  • Sodium358 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate31 g
  • Protein36 g

Ingredients

  • 4

  • 2 teaspoon ancho chili pepper, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 can pineapple chunks, 20-oz., drained and coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ancho chile and salt. Rub spices on chicken.
  • Heat oil in large oven-proof skillet to medium-high. Cook chicken until browned, 2 minutes per side. Transfer chicken in skillet to oven; bake 10 to 15 minutes or until done (internal temp 170°F).
  • To make salsa, combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl; add a pinch of salt.

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