Just BARE® Just 5 Cooking Challenge finalist Kadija B. of Deerfield Beach, FL. paired luscious pineapple with the creaminess of rich avocado in this refreshing Caribbean-inspired dish.
Place chicken between two pieces of waxed paper or plastic. Lightly pound with a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet until an even thickness. Place in resealable plastic bag with the juice of 1 lime, salt, and pepper. Seal and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Lift chicken from lime juice (discard juice); cook in skillet about 10 minutes, turning once, until browned and no longer pink in center.
Remove chicken from pan. Add pineapple; sauté about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Cut remaining lime in half; squeeze one half into skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute.
Arrange watercress and avocado on plates. Top with chicken, then spoon pineapple and pan juices on top. Cut remaining lime half into wedges to garnish salads.
Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.
Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking. If substituting fresh whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut the whole breast in half before preparing.
For the perfect avocado, buy it while still slightly hard and allow it to ripen at room temperature. For the perfect pineapple, which is picked ripe, check the bottom for mold (there shouldn’t be any) and sniff for a fresh, sweet smell.