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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
BBQ Sweet-n-Sour Chicken
I prepared this dish for the first time up at my wonderful Aunt Debys' lake house in Michigan. I thought that the ingredients were fitting for her tiki style atmosphere and all. And boy was it ever a hit. Their lake friends were all asking me if this was sweet and sour chicken, and smiling to myself I said no it's just bbq sauce. But let me tell you, had I not been the one to make it, I too would of been questioning it. The juices from the pineapple and bell pepper infuse the bbq sauce with their bittersweet flavors completely altering the bbq sauce. I served it over jasmine rice, and viola` we had a very simple but wonderful interpretation of sweet and sour chicken with rice.
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 green bell pepper (sliced)
1 fresh pineapple (fresh is better than canned here) (sliced)
bbq sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Ray's)
prepared white rice (I always use Jasmine Rice)
-Preheat gas grill. Wash and dry chicken breasts; salt/ pepper both sides. Using large square portions of aluminium foil to create "pouches", place chicken breast in center. Cover with about a 1/4 cup of bbq sauce and top off with two pepper rings and two pineapple rings. Fold foil inward, gathering at the top tightly. Place pouches on the top rack of a medium-high heated grill. Grill for 15 min's, or until chicken is cooked (165*). Serves 4. Enjoy!