Saturday, April 28, 2012

Freezer Marinade Hawaiian Chicken


Here is the third freezer marinade in this series... a Hawaiian twist to the mix!

8 ounces pineapple chunks in juice
1 bell pepper chopped in  small chunks
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken pieces or boneless pork

Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag. Lay flat in freezer. To thaw and cook: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the freezer bag is completely sealed so nothing leaks out, lay completely flat place in refrigerator. Remove from freezer bag when ready to cook. Chicken should never be thawed on a counter top always make sure it's in the refrigerator as it can become contaminated with bacteria.

Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoons olive oil, saute' for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness with some juice added if dry while cooking.

Baking: Place on a piece of oil sprayed foil or parchment paper lined baking pan with juices. Bake @ 350 degree in a preheated oven. Around 40 minutes or until juices run clear.
Grill: Spray the grates lightly with cooking oil. Heat grill. Grill the chicken on each side till juices run clear basting with marinade while cooking.
Crockpot Method: Put chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the chicken. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours or until done.

Serving suggestions: Cooked white rice, cooked linguine pasta or pasta of choice.

Try there other freezer marinades:


FREEZER Marinades:

Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Wine Steak Marinade
Mexican Marinade

10 comments:

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

I need to do more of this get ready beforehand stuff. This looks really good.

KMS said...

Looks wonderful and delicious chicken dish.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

The marinade sounds delicious! Love the freezer method, one of my favorite tricks :)

Reeni said...

What a flavorful marinade! I am loving your freezer trick!

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm....this sounds so yummy, my friend! Hope you're enjoying your vacation :)

Angie's Recipes said...

The chicken looks very tasty! And I love the idea of freezer marinade.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

What an easy, flavorful dinner. This would be perfect on weeknights.

Jennifer said...

Awesome! LOVE all the cooking suggestions. Clever!

Baker Street said...

The marinade sounds delicious. Packed with flavor. Great choice of ingredients. :)

Tina Bk said...

Hawaiian-count me in. Nothing goes better with chicken that fruit juice, pineapple especially. Also, it is great that you have all the different preparation instructions here. Well done!