hawaiian chicken pilaf

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I love it when I randomly reach into the fridge, pull out a mish mash of ingredients, and produce a unexpected, delicious meal.

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Hawaiian Chicken Pilaf

 

Sweet potatoes, pineapple, and chicken sausage mingle to make this one-dish stir fry insanely tasty.  A great thing about this meal is that is requires little prep work (if you pre-plan, of course). 

 

The key to making this a "from the pan to the table" 20-minute dish is having prepared Kashi Pilaf on hand.  I discovered freezing prepared pilaf works quite well–all it takes is a little bit of water (or in this case, pineapple juice) and heat to defrost it perfectly.  Last week I made a huge package, so I portioned out 1/2 cup.

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Ingredients (for one serving)

 

  • 1/2 cup prepared Kashi Pilaf
  • 1/2 organic chicken sausage, sweet pepper flavor
  • 1 pineapple ring, sliced
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 green pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1/2 tablespoon EVOO or cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Pepper to taste

 

Preparation

  • Slice sausage and place in heated wok (greased with EVOO or spray).
  • While sausage begins to cook, slice red and green peppers and pineapple rice and add to wok.  Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Stab sweet potato with a fork, venting the veggie.  Cook in microwave for 5:00 minutes, or until medium-soft.
  • Remove sweet potato and cut into small pieces. Add to wok.
  • Cook mixture for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cook until sausage browns on both sides.
  • Add Kashi Pilaf (first, run under cold water until thawed if frozen). Add in pineapple juice.
  • Let mixture simmer for 5 minutes, or until pineapple juice is mostly cooked off.
  • Plate and enjoy!

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This would be a great meal to make a double portion of and enjoy for lunch the next day!

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Do you know any other "unique" food combos that work surprisingly well together? I think my favorite strange food combination is sweet potato and black beans.

 

Other Eats

 

A few hours after lunch, I had two mid-day snacks that keep me satisfied for HOURS!

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A little bit later I had a Kashi Chewy Oatmeal Raisin bar…

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I’m not really picky about bars, but this was a little TOO chewy for me (I guess that’s the point of the "Chewy" bars!).  I wasn’t sure if it tasted like a cookie or a yucky protein bar.  The other Kashi bars are so much better; however, this one did have a great nutritional profile. 

 

Plans, Plans

 

My friends and I are taking our dogs to the park to let them run and play.  I’ve got a nice long run planned for tomorrow morning (I have the day off), and then a doctor’s appointment (just a check up), so I better get to bed early! šŸ™‚

 

Have a wonderful night!

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