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Pineapple Chicken

I had fresh pineapple salsa on my mind when I entered the market. It was going to top off some perfectly grilled fish. It was barely noon, and I was drooling over what was going to be on my plate for dinner. But, as it turned out, the butcher didn’t have what I wanted (I was thinking swordfish or mahi mahi), so I could either give up my salsa idea or settle on chicken. Since I couldn’t quite get the pineapple salsa off my mind, and those ingredients were already in my cart, I opted for the chicken. It turned out to be a great substitution.

It was a quick dinner to prepare and one that I’m sure your entire family will enjoy! I served ours with a side of baked sweet potato w/a little butter, salt & pepper. It was a great compliment to the pineapple. 

Simply marinate the chicken (I used skin on boneless breasts, but any cut will work) in your favorite teriyaki sauce and grill. Before serving top with pineapple salsa. 

This fresh pineapple salsa would also be great on grilled fish or as a topping on tacos.

As always, feel free to visit my site Joy in Every Season for more delicious recipes.

Pineapple Salsa
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup fresh diced pineapple
  2. 1/2 red onion (finely chopped)
  3. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  4. 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper **add more/less to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel, core, and chop fresh pineapple.
  2. Peel and finely chop 1/2 of a medium red onion.
  3. Rough chop 1/4 cup fresh cilantro.
  4. Mix together above ingredients. Add 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.
  5. Mix together and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Notes
  1. You can certainly add more or less of any of the ingredients, but the measurements are a good place to start.
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Joy In Every Season

Renee is a wife (34 years and going strong), a mom (to three grown daughters and two son-in-laws), and Nana to four of the sweetest grand babies (# 5 is due in July). I am truly blessed!

I am born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA and a fun little fact about me is that my husband and I went to kindergarten together.

I love entertaining, whether it’s hosting a party, a large family BBQ, or simply a dinner for two. I also enjoy gardening, photography, my home, an occasional craft, and family & friends. Cooking and serving others in the comfort of my home truly brings me joy! After I retired from newborn photography, I decided that a food blog would combine many of my passions, thus “Joy in Every Season” was born!

For a little more information on my, please check out the “about me” page at: www.joyineveryseason.com

A favorite quote of mine is, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck