Honey-Lime Chicken Pineapple Boats

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Looking for a fun and festive dish? These easy pineapple boats will be sure to steal the show. This dish is a fresh and zesty take on the traditional chicken and rice bowl. The combination of honey, lime and soy sauce makes the chicken sweet, sour, savory and totally delicious. If you’re pressed for time like me, you’ll be excited to know that this recipe was made using Veetee microwaveable rice, which is ready in two minutes!

Yields: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Slice a pineapple in half length-wise and cut a grid-like pattern into the flesh (like you're drawing a tic-tac-toe board). Scoop out the center of the pineapple with an ice cream scoop or large spoon, creating a bowl and leaving some of the juice inside for flavor. Set aside for later.
  2. In a large cooking pan, preheat olive oil to medium-high heat.
  3. Slice chicken into small 1/2" cubes and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Add chicken to the pan, cooking 8-10 minutes over medium-high, or until done.
  5. In a small sauce pan, begin preparation for the sauce.
  6. Bring honey, lime juice, soy sauce, and lime zest to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3-4 minutes.
  7. Once chicken is done, pour sauce on top and mix well.
  8. Microwave Veetee Thai Jasmine Rice according to the package instructions, piercing the film several times and heating for two minutes. Fluff the rice in the tray and scoop into your pineapple boat.
  9. Add chicken to the pineapple boat and drizzle extra sauce.
  10. Garnish with lime zest and lime wedges, and serve with fresh pineapple on the side.