- 8-10 chicken tendersor approx. 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts, pounded thin, cut into tenders size
- 3cups fresh pineapplechopped into 1” chunks
- 3cups broccoli floretschopped into bite size pieces (not too small)
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1/2teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/3cup smooth peanut butter
- olive oil
Thai Peanut Pineapple Marinade/Sauce
- 1/2cup coconut milk(lite is fine)
- 1/3cup pineapple juice
- 1/4cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/4cup brown sugar, packed
- 1tablespoon fish sauce
- 1tablespoon lime juice
- 1teaspoon sriracha
- 1teaspoon dried basil
- 1teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4cup salted roated peanuts
- 3/4cup panko
- 1/3cup flour
- 1/3cup shredded coconut
MARINADE: In a medium bowl, whisk Thai Peanut Pineapple Chicken Marinade/Sauce ingredients together. Add 1/3 cup of this Marinade and 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large freezer bag along with chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator 2-6 hours. Refrigerate remaining Marinade/Sauce separately.
BROCCOLI: When ready to cook, line a jelly roll pan with foil (If you don’t have a jelly roll pan you can use two pans) and lightly grease. Add broccoli to baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, ½ tablespoon Reserved Marinade, ¼ teaspoon salt and a dash of pepper. Push into a row on the left side of the pan.
PINEAPPLE: Toss pineapple with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Push into a row on the right side of the pan.
CHICKEN: Add another piece of foil in between the broccoli and pineapple to cradle your chicken – you want to create a barrier between the chicken and the pineapple so the pineapple juices don’t make the chicken mushy. Spray piece of foil with cooking spray.
Add peanuts to food processor and processes until the size of panko breadcrumbs. Add peanuts, panko, flour and shredded coconut to a large freezer bag. Set aside.
Add whisked egg to chicken in marinade and stir to evenly combine. Working with a few chicken tenders at a time, remove from marinade, dab off any excess and add to breading mixture. Toss to coat then press mixture firmly into chicken with your fingers to make sure the coating sticks.
Line breaded chicken in between the broccoli and chicken. Sprinkle with some of the remaining breading mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (registers 165 degrees F). Broil for a couple minutes for extra crispiness. (Note: the panko will remain pale in color).*
THAI PEANUT SAUCE: Meanwhile, add reserved Thai Peanut Sauce to a small saucepan and whisk in cornstarch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. If sauce becomes too thick, thin with coconut milk. Drizzle baked chicken with sauce or use as a dip. Best served with rice.