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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Coconut Pineapple Chicken


I decided to get in a few slow treadmill miles last night while dinner cooked in the oven.  I ended up running 4 miles in 32 minutes while watching an episode of "Friday Night Lights" on my Kindle Fire.  I made it to season 3 and love it so far!

It really is the perfect to show to watch during a run, it's 40 minute long. includes football inspiration talks, and high school romances, and it keeps me interested so I forget I am running...almost! ;-)

For dinner I decided to make up a recipe. I had two thawed, plump, organic grass-fed, hormone-free chicken breasts in my fridge and was in the mood for something sweet.

I ended making Pineapple Coconut Chicken served with Citrus Slaw and Quinoa. For Dessert I ended up making 4-Ingredient Protein Peanut Butter Balls modified from a few recipe ideas I saw on Pinterest.

It was so easy!!

Coconut Pineapple Chicken
Crushed Pineapple
Coconut Oil
Sweetened Coconut Flakes
Lime Slices for garnish

Preheat Oven to 350F
Rub Coconut oil on a 8x8 glass baking dish
Place 2 thawed Chicken Breasts in baking dish
Cover with a large can of crushed Pineapple
Top with a small handful of Sweetened Coconut Flakes
Bake for 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through.  May add hot sauce depending on you taste for a more Polynesian-flavored dish.

Citrus Slaw
Bag of sliced Coleslaw Cabbage
1TB Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2c Light Mayo with Olive Oil
1TB Sugar
2TB Sweet Pickle Juice

Mix the last four ingredients together in a small bowl
Pour over the shredded cabbage and mix
Refrigerate until ready to serve

Protein Peanut Butter Balls
1c oats
1c peanut butter
3/4c protein powder
3/4-1c honey or maple syrup 
Mix all ingredients together and roll into small 1inch balls
Refrigerate until ready to serve

Overall, Bryan and my mother-in-law liked the meal! :-)


  1. Friday Night Lights is on my list of things to-watch. It does sound like the perfect show to run to!

    1. It really is a perfect show for a 30min workout with 5min warm-up and 5min cool-down haha! It is such a good show :-)