Pineapple, banana and a splash of lime juice flavor this light and fruity chicken dish, but onions, bell pepper and garlic counteract the sweetness for a delightful contrast of tones and textures. This is a wonderful summer dish to eat on the patio!
8 oz wide egg noodles
3/4 lb fresh boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thickly sliced
1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 (8-oz.) can pineapple chunks, undrained
1 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, spray a deep, nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook evenly until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Add onion, green onion, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté until bell pepper is crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in banana, broth, pineapple with juice and lime juice. Reduce heat to low.
- Just before serving stir in pasta and toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes