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Spiced Chicken with Peaches and Pineapple Sauce

Makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch.

Approximate cooking time: 65 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-lb) chicken, cut up
  • 1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 large orange, juiced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb sliced pureed peaches; fresh, frozen, or canned (if using canned, rinse and drain well)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, combine chicken, pineapple, orange juice, raisins, almonds, cinnamon, and cloves.
  2. Simmer partly covered for 45 minutes, turning chicken occasionally.
  3. Add peach puree to pan and stir.
  4. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes longer, until chicken is tender and sauce is slightly thickened.
  5. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


21 Comments

  1. Is this 3lbs of chicken breasts or 1 3lbchicken cooked then cut up??

    • Jason G.

      This is one chicken that is three pounds. You should chop it up, but it doesn’t have to be pre-cooked. But you can substitute three pounds of chicken breast and that should work fine.

  2. Just tried this for the first time tonight. It didn’t look like much, but man was it tasty. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers.

  3. I made this tonight due to having to switch up some meals. I also had to sub boneless pork chops for the chicken breasts. This definitely makes up quite a lot of food, so there’s definitely enough for leftovers. This recipe bursts with some amazing flavors and textures, and is definitely amazing.

  4. adeletcook

    I ate this last night. I had never cut up a chicken before, so my dad helped me. It smelled sooo goo dwhen it was simmering! I served it over the Cauliflower Rice & it was beyond delicious! Thanks!

  5. Nicole

    Made it tonight for my family… unfortunately none of us liked it :(

  6. should this all be simmered in olive oil or is the orange juice enough?

  7. mkocylowsky

    Should I remove the skin from the chicken?

    • @mkocylowsky – If it’s conventional chicken, yes. If it’s pastured chicken, no.

  8. Tonia Patch

    Wow, I was really surprised by how good this dish was. I must admit-I hesitated at all of the fruit with the meat. But WOW. I used skinless turkey breasts due to the higher protein content. Next time, I will leave the breasts whole and toss the whole mess in the clay pot. It should just fall apart. I am also thinking that I will remove the liquid before serving and heat it in a pot on the stove with some tapioca powder in order to make a nice gravy. Yum!

  9. Angel14181

    Would this be a good recipe to do in a crockpot?

    • Angel14181 – I bet it would be amazing! Please let us know how it goes in the crockpot if you do it!

  10. I made this last night and boy was it amazing!!! I would suggest boneless chicken to make it easier to eat but it totally was yummy! When my son got home late and had some he said that it reminded him of my Thanksgiving recipe.The syrup has almost the same ingredients but no chicken. It has sweet potato slices alternated with apple slices and the syrup is poured over and the whole thing gets baked in the oven for about 1.50 hours.Anyway its my family’s favorite for the holidays! Thanks for this delish dish!!!!

  11. I made this last night for a friend who is doing a paleo challenge and it was amazing! I used chicken breast instead of a whole chicken and crasins instead of rasins. I served it over sweet potatoes and had enough leftovers for lunch for 2 days. I’ll definitely make it again!

  12. Made it last night and it was really good!! Even my hubby was impressed which is a miracle really. lol I used 3 lbs of skinless chicken breasts instead.

  13. Kathryn

    WOW!!!! My husband and I have recently started the paleo challenge because of our crossfit class. At first I thought eating like this would be hard but not at all. I’ve used this site to make a different recipe every night and tonight I made this recipe. Freaking amazing! I did add a small amount of Thai peppers because we like spicy food. Favorite one yet.

  14. At a glance, my husband said “risky”
    Once made, it was a delightful surprise. He had 2 helpings.
    All enjoyed from 12-70 yrs. of age.
    Very easy to make

  15. I did not like it at all. It was too sweet and it gave me a major headache, and I never get those.

  16. For reference, I browned and seared the skin (skin side down) before simmering with the other ingredients and thought the chicken came out even one step better then what I already thought was a GREAT recipe!

  17. John Patrick C

    I would not use cut up the chicken next time. I ended up with sort of a soupy mess. I think it would be better just to use the whole chicken breast and spoon the desired amount of sauce over it.

  18. do you puree the sliced peaches?

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