Sticky Chicken with Pineapple Relish

You can never have too many chicken recipes in your arsenal.  Chicken often gets a bad rep as being plain and boring, and often it can be.  I am guilty of turning up my nose at chicken because it seems too boring.  So one night it was me versus chicken breast.  And this time I came out on top with this delicious chicken recipe.  
The marinade is, as the name suggests, is sticky and sweet.  The pineapple add an additional layer of sweetness and some acidity.  Serve this chicken with a tasty vegetable side (such as roasted Brussels sprouts) and you have an easy, healthy dinner.

Adapted from Stephanie Cooks

16 ounces chicken breast
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 cups soy sauce
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons ketchup
1/2 pineapple, chopped


Cut chicken breasts into 5-6 pieces.  Pound thin.

In a bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, chicken stock, sugars, brown sugar, honey, and ketchup.  Pour into a plastic bag and add chicken breast.  Shake to coat.  Marinate at least 4 hours, up to 24 hours.

Preheat broiler.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Remove chicken from marinade and add to pan.  Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side (time will vary depending on how thick your chicken is).  Remove chicken from pan and set on baking sheet.  Broil for 2-3 minutes, until edges begin to crisp and brown.

Increase heat to high and add the remaining marinade to skillet.  Cook until thickened, about 7-10 minutes.  Add pineapple and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.  Pour sauce over chicken.

Serves 4-5.


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