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Tropical Chicken (Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free)

Yesterday was 60 degrees and today.. a blizzard.


New York (especially LI) got hit with some crazy snow so I decided to channel tropical thoughts and create this healthy pineapple chicken dish.

Now, someone please fly me back to Key West so I can relive my sisters wedding at the Hyatt.


  • 1lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 garlic
  • ginger powder
  • garlic powder
  • 1 olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 20 can pineapple chunks in juice (not syrup!!!) Save the juice
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp. corn starch ( or arrowroot)
  • 2 Tbsp. cashews (optional)


  1. Cut the chicken breast into bite sized chunks and season with garlic powder and ginger powder to taste
  2. Heat oil in a skillet, add in the chicken and cook until golden
  3. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice in a separate bowl or cup
  4. Add 1/3 cup of the pineapple juice to the skillet with the chicken. Cover and simmer for 6 minutes
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside
  6. Squeeze the lime into your pan and add in honey, coconut aminos, cornstarch, and the remainder of pineapple juice
  7. Bring to a boil stirring very frequently for 3-5 minutes or until thickened
  8. Add chicken and half of the can pineapple chunks to the pan with the sauce
  9. Top with cashews and serve over cauliflower rice or regular rice!