Quick Dinner: BBQ Chik’n and Pineapple Dirty Rice

20 Jan

Another recipe featuring Gardein’s Chik’n Filets! They come 4 in a pack and I still had two left over from the last recipe I used them in. I picked up a box of Zatarain’s Dirty Rice, on sale for a dollar. They make a few convenience rice mixes, and they often go on sale for a dollar, making this an inexpensive meal.

  • Gardein Chik’n Filets
  • Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional)

Poke a couple holes in the filets with a fork and coat with BBQ sauce, letting it sit for a little while to soak in the flavor. In the meantime, follow the directions on the box of rice, minus the ground beef they suggest of course. It will need to steam for 25 minutes. This gives you plenty of time to chop up your pineapple and cook your filets, since they only take about 4 minutes. I used canned pineapple chunks in their own juices, and cut up about 6 chunks into smaller bits. When there is about 5 minutes left on the rice, heat up a nonstick pan, no oil or spray required, on medium heat. Throw in the pineapple chunks and cook for about 30 seconds before you add the chik’n. Give it a bit of a stir for the BBQ sauce mixes in with the pineapple. Cook filets for 2 minutes on each side. By now the rice should be ready, so get to fluffin’!

Cut up the chik’n into small cubes. Throw everything into a bowl together and top with toasted sesame seeds. This makes enough for 2-4 people, depending on your appetite! I had this bowl that included one filet and put the rest away for leftovers. It’ll probably feed me until saturday!

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