Peanut Crusted Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Combine and set aside:
1 cup chopped pineapple
2 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 T finely chopped red onion

Combine in a food processor until finely chopped:
1/3 cup peanuts*
1 (1 ounce) slice white (or whatever) bread

Sprinkle 4 (4 ounces each) chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then dredge in peanut-bread mixture.

Either use 1 1/2 t oil to cook the chicken stovetop, or bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until done.

If you cook it in the oven (my favorite way), spray the tops of the chicken with Pam spray for a crunchier crust.

Serve chicken with pineapple mixture, warm dinner rolls and steamed broccoli or roasted cauliflower.

4 servings (1 chicken piece and 1/4 cup salsa), each with 219 calories, 7.4 g fat, 29 g protein, 9 g carbs, 1/3 g fiber

From Cooking Light March 2008

*The original recipe made a big deal of using unsalted peanuts – I grab our peanuts out of a bag of very salty trail mix and we love it.  Use whatever you’ve got.


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