My family must be the pickiest eaters on the planet. The worst is Mr. Fix It. I think I can probably count the number of dishes he’ll eat without complaint on my fingers. (Let’s see: grilled steak, grilled pork chops, hamburgers, ribs, brisket, fried chicken, tacos, stew, chicken pot pie, chili, pot roast. That’s 11 – I almost made it on just my fingers). He likes everything plain – no mustard, ketchup or veggies on his burgers, no sauce on his steak or pork chops, you get the idea. So when I am really craving something super-yummy, I have to make it for myself when nobody else is around. And that’s just what I did yesterday at lunch.
I saw this St. Dalfour Pineapple & Mango fruit spread at Reasor’s on a late night shopping trip, and I couldn’t pass it by. (No, I’m not being paid by St. Dalfour OR Reasor’s to say that.) I picked up a can of Mango and a can of Pineapple on my way to the checkout and hoped for the best. Here is what I came up with. I loved it! Hope you will too.
Here’s all you need:
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 TBSP butter
- 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
Saute over medium heat until veggies are translucent. While they are cooking, mix up your dredge.
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Chicken tenderloins (I made 1 pound, but I bet you could get 1 1/2 or 2 lbs out of this recipe if you wanted to)
Coat chicken with flour mixture. When the veggies are ready, dump in the remaining flour mixture and stir, then add the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, then add:
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup mango juice (drained from the can of mango)
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice (drained from the can of pineapple)
- 2 TBSP St Dalfour Pineapple & Mango fruit spread
Bump the heat up to high until it’s boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes to thicken.
Make some brown rice using the remaining chicken broth to substitute for some of the water.
Garnish with some pineapple or mango, and put a spoonfull of the fruit spread on the plate in case you just want a little extra sweetness.
I think I know what’s for breakfast (don’t judge – if you can eat cold pizza for breakfast, I can eat cold Pineapple Mango Chicken, right?)