Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Do you miss chicken?

It's actually been a while since I've made chicken, which is unusual for this household. It was time to return to our old favorite.

I was talking to Liz today and we were laughing about how we associate the wrong foods with certain areas. For some reason the idea of "jungle" for the two of us always brings out ideas of tropical Asian food. Weird right? But at least both of us went to the same place.

This dish is definitely tropical Asian. It is obviously something you'd find in a jungle. With the mixture of pineapple, ginger, miso, and mint it has a little from everywhere.

Black Bean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/4 cup white onion, minced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced
1 Tbsp chopped mint
1/2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 serrano chile, chopped
1/2 Tbsp Chinese Black Bean sauce
1/2 Tbsp white miso
1/2 tsp crushed ginger
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 scallion, chopped
2 chicken breast

1) In medium bowl combine pineapple, onion, bell pepper, mint, lime juice, sugar, salt and chile.
2) Heat oven to 375 F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl mash together bean sauce, miso, ginger, oil, pepper, and scallion. Spread mixture over chicken and place on baking sheet.
3) Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 274.4
Total Fat 5.3 g
Cholesterol 68.4 mg
Sodium 2,087.9 mg
Potassium 535.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.2 g
Protein 33.7 g


  1. i can safely say that we had nothing resembling that pretty dish while we were in the jungle ;)

  2. I so could just make a meal out of the salsa - the chicken is a bonus.

  3. I love tropical flavours in meals, and it sounds perfect with chicken. Love it!