Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gluten Free Glazed Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

A little while back my wife subscribed to Bon Appetit magazine as a gift for me. So besides finding new recipes on the Internet to try, Bon Appetit has become my inspiration for new recipes. Unfortunately, some of the recipes that look great in the magazine have ended up in the garbage after one bite. I hate spending the time and money to try something new only to be thoroughly disappointed. On the other hand, I have found some really good recipes in the magazine also. I knew this recipe for glazed chicken was a hit when my wife asked me when I could make it again. The glaze for the chicken is sweet and tangy and the pineapple salsa is fresh and tropical. It is very delicious.
Glazed Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
from Bon Appetit
Serves 4
For the chicken:
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 Tbs brown sugar (packed)
1 Tbs yellow mustard
For the salsa:
3/4 cup fresh pineapple cut into 1/4 inch cubes
3 Tbs diced red pepper
3 Tbs chopped cilantro
1-1/2 Tbs diced red onion
1-1/2 Tbs diced jalapeno pepper (adjust amount to your liking)
pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bring pineapple juice, brown sugar, and mustard to a boil in a small sauce pan. Stir together and boil until the glaze is thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the chicken on the baking sheet and brush both side of chicken with the glaze. Bake for 15 minutes. Apply another coat of glaze and broil to finish cooking, about 5 minutes longer. Keep an eye on the chicken so it doesn't burn under the broiler.
For the salsa, combine all the salsa ingredients together in a medium bowl. It is best to make the salsa at least an hour ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld a bit.
Spoon the salsa over the chicken. Serve with rice and a vegetable and you are all set to eat a delicious and easy weeknight meal. Enjoy!!!


  1. OMG this looks to die for...that salsa...wowzer!

  2. Thanks Brian for this tempting recipe.
    I'm going to try it soon.
    The pictures are great!

  3. That salsa looks gorgeous, and it all sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

  4. I love Bon Appetit magazine! That turned out really good!

  5. Oh, I definitely must make this one, Brian. So fresh and vibrant and I can imagine just how good this is. I should not have read this post at this time of day when I have no definite dinner plans. This brown sugary chicken and that pineapple salsa will be all I can think of!


  6. This looks fantastic, especially the salsa. It would be great with Indian food too. And the fact that it's gluten free - extra special bonus! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!


  7. Amen to the waste hate. Sometimes we just cross our fingers, huh? This looks good and super easy!

  8. Looks good. I will have to make this for my family.

  9. This chicken looks really tasty. I love pineapple with anything. I'll be trying it this weekend.

  10. I made this tonight and it was great! I'm going to use the leftovers to make GF tacos :)