Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Micronesia - Micronesian Chicken

The Federated States of Micronesia is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. About 607 islands in fact. The islands are split into four states that are each represented by a star on the flag.

I picked this dish because both me and JD aren't keen on fruit in savoury dishes so it's a chance to challenge our taste buds :D


Chicken breasts
1/4 cup soy sauce
Can of pineapple chunks
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 onion
1 inch of root ginger

 Mix the soy sauce with the juice from the can of pineapple. Chop up the root ginger.

 Put the chicken breasts in a bowl and add the marinade made up of the ginger, pineapple juice and soy sauce.

 Cover and put in the fridge for at least a few hours or overnight if you're organised.

Transfer to an oven-proof dish. Chop the onion and sprinkle it over the chicken. Do the same with the pineapple chunks and coconut.

 Bake in the oven for an hour and a quarter at 176C. Serve with rice.

We were disappointed with how little you could taste the pineapple. I was almost looking forward to complaining about the fruity taste of the chicken. I feel cheated :( The chicken was really tender and moist cooked this way but it hadn't taken on much flavour after 7 hours of being marinated. It smelled nice as it was baking in the oven. The 'sauce' was a bit watery too. Still ate it though :)

Coming up next week - Poutine from Canada

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