Earlier this week, I had to open a can of pineapple juice…for just a tiny bit. Since I hate to waste anything, I racked my brain with a use…this is what I came up with. Aloha baked chicken!
ALOHA BAKED CHICKEN
3 cups of pineapple juice
1 cup of shaved coconut
1/2 cup of honey
2 tsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup brown sugar
dash of salt
dash of pepper
3 tbsp. corn starch
2-4 pounds of chicken leg quarters
Pre-heat oven to 325.
Blend half of coconut into 1 1/2 cups of pineapple juice.
Place chicken in a large casserole dish. Poor pineapple mixture over chicken. Cover with aluminum foil. Place into oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Turn chicken over, recover and bake for 45 more minutes.
Blend cornstarch into a few tablespoons of water, just enough so that mixture is smooth.
Combine remaining ingredients (except for corn starch) into a medium sauce pan. Heat over low medium heat. Stir frequently. As liquid begins to boil, slowly stir in corn starch. Bring to a high boil, (should foam) immediately remove from heat. Stir thoroughly until it sets firmly. (Consistency should be gel like.)
Carefully remove chicken from oven. Increase temperature to 375 degrees. Place chicken onto a baking rack pan. Spoon glaze over the top of each piece of chicken. Bake for 15 minutes, uncovered.
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Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Photo and recipe courtesy of Tisha Johnson Matthews. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.