Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Hawaiian" Chicken

Not sure what qualifies this as "Hawaiian." Perhaps the pineapple? Anyway, I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and I admit that when I read the ingredients list I thought it sounded ... frightening. But this is one of those funny recipes where you just have to have faith and you will be rewarded. This makes a sweet and savory sauce that is great served with white rice.

Unfortunately, some of these ingredients can be difficult to find. Russian dressing is not very popular/available anymore, so I've started replacing it with either French or Catalina. (If you don't like any of those dressings on salad, Kraft makes an 8 oz bottle of Catalina which is all you need for this recipe so there is no waste.) As for the apricot pineapple preserves, I've always had luck finding it at Walmart. If you cannot find it, you can use plain apricot preserves.


6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
1 cup Russian (or French or Catalina) dressing
1 cup apricot pineapple preserves
1 envelope onion soup mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together dressing, preserves, and onion soup mix. Spread some of the dressing mixture to coat the bottom of the baking dish. Place chicken breasts on top and pour and spread the remaining dressing over the chicken. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.


Sara B said...

I have made this loads of times before but never with the pineapple, just plain apricot. Going to try it with the pineapple this week. It is also really good with a tsp of curry powder in it. Works well in a crockpot too. Thanks for reminding me of the recipe- haven't made it in a while.

Sheri said...

Looks delicious!

Unknown said...

I made this tonight and loved it! Thanks for the recipe. :)

The Muries said...

OK you have never led me astray before, although the scale is going to disagree with that statement, but this is what dinner is tonight and we are gonna like it gosh dang it. LOL Hope you are having a good day... we are doing the bread bowls tomorrow. I can't wait that soup season is here!!!

The Tall Girl Cooks said...

You'll like it. :) I hope, ha ha. I'm posting a new soup recipe tomorrow in honor of the cooler weather. It actually dropped to the high 80's today for us. The end is in sight!

Anonymous said...

I've used canned pineapple chunks and it was delicious.