Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter E

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? All the Buzz: Effortless Pineapple Chicken! Has anyone noticed May is the peak season for pineapple? Yes, I’m talking about fresh pineapple. It is naturally sweet and loaded with juice. If you’ve never cut a fresh pineapple, there are plenty of step-by-step instructions on the Internet, not to mention YouTube videos that walk you through it. Trust me, the benefits outweigh the mystery. Step out of your comfort zone and take a walk on the wild side. Fresh pineapple, it’s the bomb!

6 chicken tenders, boneless and skinless

1/2 cup buttermilk 

6 pineapple rings 

1/8 teaspoon paprika 

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons cooking sherry

Rinse chicken; pat dry. Place in a shallow dish. Pour buttermilk over all and marinate for 30 minutes. Roast pineapple rings on a baking sheet in a preheated oven set to 400ยฐ for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika. Set aside. In a large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil. Take the buttermilk-laden chicken tenders and place in the skillet. Sprinkle with garlic powder, sea salt, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook chicken 2 minutes per side. Add pineapple rings, sherry, and Monterey Jack cheese. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes longer until cheese is melted. 

11 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter E

  1. That’s a delicious looking dish!! There’s nothing like fresh pineapple. I bought a gadget several years ago that makes cutting/slicing a pineapple a cinch. Since I couldn’t remember what it was called on Googling it I found one made by OXO called OXO Racheting Pineapple Slicer. The one I have has made my life so much easier.

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