I don't know what I was thinking. I had a rough day. I probably shouldn't have recorded but I did anyway. For some reason I knew it would make me feel better. And it did. 🙂
Now let me tell you about the video so you know what to expect if you want to watch it. It's long. The toddler shows up about 5 minutes in and he's, ummmmm, all toddler. It's about the only way I can describe it. This video is truly a look at how we make dinner most nights, disheveled and unorganized. But FUN! it worked out in the end. Everyone actually enjoyed this meal, husband included. I was quite surprised. If you remember the husband has that whole fruit/dinner thing. It is a sweet dinner. 🙂
So if you have an extra 20 minutes... enjoy laughing at me trying to be a patient mom. If not scroll down for the recipe.
- 4 oz whole wheat Orzo Pasta (I buy a case here and it's lasts forever! Stores well too)
- 2 boneless chicken breasts (approx 1 pound) cut into chunks
- 1 can pineapple slices packed in their own juice (20 oz) cut into quarters with ½ cup of the liquid saved
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
- ½ sweet onion diced
- 2 large bell peppers (1 red & 1 green is fun!) cut into large chunks
- 1 small-medium zucchini sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 inch of ginger root
- non-stick cooking spray
Prepare the pasta according to the package
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and brown the chicken.
While the chicken is browning open the pineapple can. Take ½ cup of the pineapple juice and whisk with soy sauce, vinegar and flour. Set aside.
Cut your veggies.
One the chicken is completely brown remove from the skillet and set aside. Return the skillet to the heat, spray with a bit more cooking spray. Add the onion, peppers and zucchini in that order allowing some time in between for the onion to get soft. Add the pineapple. Stir. Grate in the garlic and ginger.
Raise the temperature to high and add the pineapple juice mixture. Stir. It should start to thicken.
Add the cooked chicken. Cooked orzo and stir for a minute or two merging the flavors.
Remove from heat and serve!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||About a cup|
|350||2g||8g||old: 6||new: 8|