Chicken Tropical (aka “You Won’t Be Single Anymore Chicken”)

It’s that good. Honest. This dish has won over the likes of many and had them begging for more. If you are single and you make this for your date, I guarantee it’s a game changer. Growing up, I used to ask for this to be my birthday dinner. I had no idea of it’s powers at the time; I just knew it was G-O-O-D. I don’t make it too often because I want it to remain “special”.

This recipe came from my Mom’s old handwritten recipes, and I have no idea of it’s origin. Maybe she found it or maybe her Mom made it for her…I’ll have to ask. But the weekend is coming and you might need some heavy artillery so I wanted to get this post out to you asap! (he he)

I’d advise against changing the recipe the first time you make it. All the ingredients are needed for this to work its magic! 🙂

{Actual recipe follows photo instructions.}

Start by cutting your boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half and remove any extra fat. Add the flour, seasoned salt, and seasoned pepper to a resealable bag, mix it up, and drop chicken in the bag a few at a time to coat. Shake off excess flour and set aside. Brown both sides of chicken a few at a time in the oil in a deep skillet on medium-high heat. (Cook just a few minutes on each side just to brown, not to cook through.)

If you put too many pieces in your pan at once, they will steam and not get browned. You may have to do 2 or 3 batches, depending on how many chicken breasts you started with. You can add more oil as you go, a little at a time though.

Return all the chicken to the pan; add the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, nutmeg, dried basil, and red potatoes. Stir it all up to combine the ingredients and coat the chicken and potatoes.

Cover and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Add in peaches, heat back up to a boil, then turn down again to heat peaches through for just a few minutes.

Sprinkle with fresh Italian parsley and enjoy!

If you are serving 4 people, I recommend using 5 or 6 chicken breasts because you will want to have some leftovers. This tastes fantastic the next day!

Chicken Tropical Recipe
Ingredients:
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons seasoned salt, like Lawry’s
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper blend
3-4 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, plus more if needed
1 1/2 cups orange juice
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
8 red potatoes, about 1 1/2 lbs., cut in half or quartered to make them the same size
1 – 1 lb. can of peach halves or slices, drained
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped

1) Start by cutting your boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half and remove any extra fat. Add the flour, seasoned salt, and seasoned pepper to a resealable bag, seal and mix it up to combine. Drop chicken in the bag a few at a time to coat. Shake off excess flour and set aside.

2) Heat up oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken for a few minutes on each side, just to brown. Do not cook through. Do this in batches so that the pan is not crowded and the chicken browns instead of steams. Add a little more oil each batch if necessary.

3) When all the chicken has been browned, return it to the pan. Add in the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, nutmeg, basil, and potatoes. (Reserve the peaches until later.) Stir this all together to combine and coat the chicken and potatoes.

4) Cover and simmer on low heat for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Do not overcook the chicken or it will dry out.

5) Add in peaches, heat back up to a boil, then turn down again to heat peaches through for just a few minutes. Sprinkle with fresh Italian parsley and serve.

It’s really an easy dish to prepare even though it seems like there’s a lot of ingredients. But they are all easy to find and most of them you probably have anyway! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I want to hear from you if you makes this, especially if it’s for your date! 😉

~Micha

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8 thoughts on “Chicken Tropical (aka “You Won’t Be Single Anymore Chicken”)

  1. Oooh… the magical ingredient has to be the peaches. I’ve never had chicken with peaches before but it looks fabulous.

    Love that you’ve got all our backs for the weekend! Of course, you’d better be sure of your date… wouldn’t want to make it for just anyone! Hee!

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