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  • Pineapple Glazed Chicken Thighs

    This was so easy and extremely tasty!

    Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs

    TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
    YIELD: 4 servings.

    These juicy chicken thighs taste so rich and delicious with a sweet pineapple-maple glaze. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

    Ingredients
    1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
    4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning (I used Lawry’s)
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 tablespoon butter
    2 tablespoons maple syrup
    Hot cooked brown rice

    Directions

    Drain pineapple well, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown thighs on both sides. Remove from pan.

    In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add drained pineapple; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and reserved juice. Add chicken; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken to a serving plate; keep warm.

    Increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir pineapple mixture until slightly thickened. Spoon over chicken; serve with rice. Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken in a freezer container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat in microwave-safe container, covered, until a thermometer reads at least 165, stirring occasionally.

    Charlene’s notes 6-17-2021: This was excellent and incredibly easy to make. No changes needed and I’ll definitely make it again and keep extra cans of pineapple just for this in the pantry.
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