Orange-Ginger-Pineapple Chicken: Take 2

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[Why Take 2? For those of you that subscribe and/or read my (other) blog, my previous attempt was prematurely published when I attempted to use the ‘not-so’ handy mobile app from my phone. Tack this under — ‘never-again’!]

Anywhooooo….I rarely see an organic pineapple that I pass up, and although I had initially thought it would make a great raw snack, or perfect addition to a peach-mango Isalean shake, I decided to add it to my chicken instead!

It was a winning decision!

{And because I don’t believe in boring a person to death with jibberish when all you wanted is a recipe…..here you go!}

Ingredients:

  • boneless chicken breast — sliced or diced — or (cooked leftovers, chopped)
  • pineapple chunks
  • onion, sliced
  • carrots, sliced or diced (your preference–anything goes)
  • peppers — red, green, orange, yellow — your preference; optional
  • garlic, minced
  • cajun seasoning — or combination of paprika, garlic, onion powder or granules, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sea salt; see recipe below!
  • ginger — raw or paste, or powdered if that’s all you have but fresh ginger is amazing and tastes way different in my opinion! It adds a lemony zing that doesn’t come through in the powdered form.
  • TURMERIC TEA ( Ingredients: organic turmeric root, organic true cinnamon, organic black peppercorn, organic ginger root, organic fennel seed, organic cassia cinnamon, organic cloves, organic stevia ) or chinese 5 spice — or pumpkin/apple pie spice — or combo of cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, cumin….anything that reminds you of a warm pumpkin or apple pie! Be creative; use whatever you have in small quantities! You can always adjust to add more before serving.
  • coconut oil, avocado, or olive oil for sauteeing (these are my go-to’s)
  • honey or sugar
  • apple cider vinegar — or whatever you have on hand
  • cornstarch — for thickening sauce
  • orange juice, or water — [juice of a whole orange + grated zest]
  • jasmine rice, cooked– or rice/side of your preference

Directions:

  • Heat oil in skillet pan, or wok — and add chicken, veggies, and cajun seasoning.
  • When chicken is no longer pink, and veggies are softened to your preference, add the pineapple and stir to heat through.
  • Add turmeric tea or cinnamon-ginger etc; stir.
  • Add vinegar and sugar/honey until sweetened to desired taste.
  • Add combo of water and cornstarch, stir into pan until thickened.
  • Adjust seasonings to preference and enjoy over hot rice!

DIY Cajun Seasoning

  • Combine and store in an empty shaker bottle:
  • 5 tablespoons sea salt (not iodized table salt)
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

I hope you give this a try ~ and if you do, please let me know how you liked it in the comments selection below!

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