Add some tropical flavors to your dinner with Sweet and Spicy Chicken.
Tassel Ridge Iowa Edelweiss with its hints of pineapple is a perfect pairing for the spices and pineapple in this Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chicken.
Tassel Ridge® Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chicken
- 2 Tbsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 16-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine thyme, allspice, salt, cayenne, black pepper, and olive oil in small bowl. Mix thoroughly. Set aside. Using a sharp knife and slicing horizontally, slice a 1½-inch pocket in each chicken breast, being careful not to slice the breasts all the way through. Spoon one to two tablespoons pineapple into each pocket. Press open sides of pockets closed. Rub spice mix over chicken breasts. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Edelweiss
Iowa Edelweiss is a semi-sweet white wine with the scent of ripe pineapple followed by hints of mandarin orange, pear, and pineapple on the palate. Made entirely from Edelweiss grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards, Iowa Edelweiss pairs well with spicy Asian foods, meats seasoned with Caribbean-jerk spices, and salads with pineapple, pear, apple, or papaya. Serve chilled.