I didn't plan ahead tonight but I really wanted to do a pulled chicken taco type dinner. I decided to poach the frozen chicken breasts in a water/pineapple juice mixture to add a little flavour to the chicken and then shred it since I didn't have a rotisserie Chicken on hand.
Gord and I are doing the 21 Day fix and I'm on my last week! We have been doing really well with using our Tally Sheets, they seem to keep both of us better organized while on the meal plan and holds us more accountable to getting all our containers in each day! You can check out the 21 Day Fix Tally Sheets we created on this blog post!
Now I don't know about you but I have never actually Poached a Chicken before... but it seemed like a smart idea being short on time tonight and needing shredded chicken for dinner in a hurry!
So I did a little research and this is what I did for mine...
Boiling or poaching chicken means cooking it in hot liquid. This is an ideal quick method for cooking chicken breasts, which can dry out when roasted or grilled. Bone-in breasts with the skin on are a good choice if you want the cooking liquid to become a tasty broth. For a shorter cooking time, opt for skinless, boneless chicken breast halves. For the quickest cooking time, use cut-up or cubed chicken breast
I used frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts for my recipe.
Drain pineapple juice into pan with chicken and add in about 6 cups of water, or just enough to cover the chicken.
Quick Pineapple Chicken Taco Recipe
DirectionsPoach Chicken and Shred with stand mixer.
To a frying pan add pineapple and peppers cook until peppers begin to soften.
Add chicken into the mixture turning over to coat in pineapple mixture.
Serve on whole wheat tortilla.
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