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Tropical Chicken and Pasta

7 Min

Imagine yourself under the palm trees with a cool drink in hand. Now, go make Tropical Chicken and Pasta and feel your dreams come true!

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained with 1/3 cup juice reserved
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 medium bell peppers (2 red and 2 yellow), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound linguine, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped macadamia nuts

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, the brown sugar, gingerroot, and reserved pineapple juice; mix well. Add the chicken, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil over high heat. Add the bell peppers and onions, and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chicken and marinade, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken. Remove 1/4 cup sauce to a small bowl; add the cornstarch, mix well then return the sauce to the skillet. Stir in the pineapple and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through and the sauce is thickened.
  4. Toss with the cooked linguine, sprinkle with macadamia nuts, and serve.


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