Summer vacations are fun, exciting, relaxing and educational. Many plan all year for this special time away from home. But as so often happens, that Hawaiian vacation seems to fly by too quickly.
There are tons of photos to review, souvenirs and memories to fall back upon to remember that special summer. Another way to recall those memories is by preparing Maui chicken for dinner.
Not only will the meal be a delight to feast upon but it will also provide a good excuse to reminisce about those days spent in Hawaii and all the exciting things the family did and shared together.
- 2 pounds of boneless, skinned chicken breast halves
- 1 (14 ½ ounce) can of chicken broth
- 1 (20 ounce) can of pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup of vinegar
- ¼ cup of dry sherry
- ¼ cup of water
- ½ green bell pepper, sliced into strips
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup of cashew halves
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
- Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks.
- Place oil in a large frying pan and heat.
- Add the chicken and cook over a medium flame until lightly browned.
- Once the chicken is browned nicely transfer it from the frying pan into a crock pot or slow cooker.
- Mix together all the ingredients together in a bowl with the exception of the water and corn starch.
- Pour everything from the bowl into the crock pot over the chicken and cover.
- Set the cooker on high for 3-4 hours checking near the end to ensure the chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Roughly 10-15 minutes before the crock pot has completely the cooking process mix together the water and corn starch in a small bowl or measuring cup. Stir with a whisk or fork to dissolve any lumps that might form.
- Add the corn starch mixture to the crock pot and stir in well.
- Continue cooking for the last 15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Transfer to individual plates and serve.
- Maui chicken is best served over rice. Cooking rice or Minute Rice are both good choices. Long grain rice or brown rice will work well too if you prefer.
- A small garden salad is perfect to start the meal off with.
- Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner and retell the stories of that special vacation as you enjoy the Maui chicken dinner.
Include the list of ingredients on your shopping list so you will have everything necessary to prepare this recipe when you go grocery shopping at the local Jackson Pick’n Save supermarket.
© 2012 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved
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