- 1 1 /2 cups chopped pineapple
- 1-2 canned chipotle in adobo sauce, drained, seeded & finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp. honey or agave nectar
- 1 tsp. finely shredded lime zest or lemon zest
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon or lime juice
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Make 4 Servings
- In a medium bowl, stir together pineapple, chipotle peppers, chives, honey, lime zest and juice. Let salsa stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Lightly brush chicken with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine thyme, salt and pepper. Sprinkle evenly over chicken; rub in with your fingers.
- Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4-5 inches from heat for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (170 F), turning once.
- Slice chicken and serve with salsa.
WW POINTS VALUE: 5 pts.
Note: This recipe appears in the New Sonoma Cookbook. This is a great dinner that's packed with flavor and heat. Salsa de Pina is Pineapple Salsa. This dish makes a great weeknight or weekend dinner because it a colorful dish that quickly fills you up and it's easy to make. Who knew that chicken breast paired with juicy pineapple could be so delicious. You can use any kind of chile pepper such as jalapeno or habanero peppers and your salsa de pina will still be firey and juicy. Don't forget to wear gloves when working with chiles because they contain oils that can burn your eyes and skin. If you do touch the chiles with your bare hands, immediately wash your hands with soap and water. You can also sauté the chicken breast in a pan on top of the stove or grill them if you don't want to broil them. I also highly recommend adding garlic with the salt, pepper and thyme when seasoning the chicken because garlic always makes everything taste better. I highly recommend using flavored olive oils such as Lime, Chipotle or Garlic Infused Olive Oil (from the Imperial Olive in Williamsburg, VA) for more flavor. For more information, visit www.TheImperialOlive.com.