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Grilled Pineapple Ginger Glazed Chicken with Zucchini and Peppers

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Grilled Pineapple Ginger Glazed Chicken with Zucchini and Peppers
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Grilled Pineapple Ginger Glazed Chicken with Zucchini and Peppers
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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes

Fresh pineapple chunks and an easy glaze made with pineapple juice add tropical and zingy flavors to grilled chicken. 

Ingredients

Pineapple Ginger Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice (12-ounce bottle)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous, dry
  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless (cut into 4 portions)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sweet yellow onion (cut into wedges)
  • 2 large zucchini (cut into chunks)
  • 1 red pepper (cut into 8 strips)
  • 1 orange pepper (cut into 8 strips)
  • 8 pineapple spears (2-1/2 x 1-1/4 inch, about 1 ounce each)
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Directions

1. To make the glaze, combine pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger and mustard in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat.

2. Bring to a boil; boil for about 15 minutes.

3. Preheat grill to medium heat. Cook couscous according to package directions.

4. While couscous is cooking, toss chicken breast with oil, salt and pepper.

5. Grill chicken, for 2 minutes per side or until grill-marked. Continue to grill, basting and turning with Pineapple Ginger Glaze, for 5 to 6 minutes or until cooked.

6. Grill onion, zucchini, red pepper, orange pepper and pineapple spears, basting with Pineapple Ginger Glaze, for 3 to 5 minutes or until grill-marked and tender.

7. Serve chicken with vegetables and pineapple over couscous.

8. Garnish with green onions.

 

Notes

Serve with 8 oz non-fat milk. 

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Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 460
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 396 mg
Carbohydrates 66 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 31 g
Added Sugars included 9 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 98 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 833 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 460
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 8 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 17 mg
Cholesterol 70 mg
Carbohydrates 66 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 31 g
Added Sugars included 9 g
Protein 34 g
Minerals
Calcium 98 mg
Potassium 833 mg
Sodium 396 mg
Copper 455 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 109 mg
Phosphorus 362 mg
Selenium 50 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 112 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 145 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 18 mcg
Folate 89 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 14 mg
Choline 103 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Fruits
3/4 cups
Vegetables
1 1/4 cups
Grains
1 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods
3 ounces