Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

 Thirty minutes to dinner! Dijon and jerk seasoning jazz up baked chicken breasts while bran cereal adds crunch. A peppy fruit salsa makes a sassy topper.

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

1 1/4 cups Fiber One® original bran cereal
2 teaspoons jerk seasoning (dry)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
Pineapple Salsa
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped apricots or papaya, if desired
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice


 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and finely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor). Place cereal in shallow dish. Stir in jerk seasoning.

 In large food-storage plastic bag, place chicken, buttermilk, mustard and pepper sauce. Seal bag; shake well. Remove chicken from bag; coat with cereal mixture. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix salsa ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve chicken with salsa.  Serves 4.

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