Do you ever get tired of making the same chicken over and over and over again?
I do! There are a few regulars that definitely have to show up now and then but I like newness.
I like to be different.
So, I called this Hawaiian Chicken because I breaded the chicken with bread crumbs I made with Hawaiian rolls. It was a crazy last minute idea. But it worked.
And, I happened to have some pineapple juice on hand, which isn’t very often, so I made a sauce for it. The sauce isn’t very sweet, just enough. It’s actually the marinade that I boiled down while the chicken was cooking, and added some butter and thickened it with flour.
I served it over couscous, which worked perfectly, but you could always use rice or mashed potatoes.
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 package Hawaiian rolls, ripped into little pieces
- Olive oil
- Seasoned salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 10 oz box couscous
- Whisk together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pineapple juice, sesame oil and ginger.
- Add chicken to a gallon sized zip lock bag, pour in the marinade and seal. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Arrange bread pieces on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
- Bake for 3-5 minutes, until browned and crispy. Remove and pulse in a food processor until it resembles bread crumbs.
- Decrease oven temp to 350.
- Remove chicken (reserving marinade) and dredge in bread crumbs until coated.
- Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray and bake for 30-40 minutes, until done throughout.
- While chicken is baking, whisk the flour and water together.
- Pour the remaining marinade in a small sauce pan with the butter, and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes.
- Reduce to medium for about 3 minutes.
- Add water/flour mixture, stirring constantly, reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 1-2 more minutes.
- Serve chicken over couscous and drizzle with sauce.