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Tutti-frutti teriyaki chicken

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Yummy chicken everyone will love

This recipe for Tutti-Frutti Teriyaki Chicken features a tropical twist on traditional teriyaki chicken. A choice of yummy sauces makes this recipe a favorite among kids and adults alike.
Tutti frutti teriyaki chicken

A variety of canned ingredients, including nutritious canned mixed fruit, vitamin C-rich pineapple, coconut and chipotle peppers play a starring role in the sweet and savory add-on condiments. A selection of sauces let kids have some fun with their food by dipping their chicken into a flavor of their choosing.

Adults and children don't always agree on what makes a delicious dinner, yet moms don't want to spend hours preparing multiple meals. One Recipe, Four Ways solves this common mealtime dilemma by providing a fun, easy way to make several meals out of one. The method is easy. You start by preparing a basic kid-friendly recipe. Then, while the food is cooking, you whip up small amounts of simple stir-ins or add-ons from easy-to-use ingredients, like canned foods. In the time it takes to prepare an everyday dinner, you can transform a portion of the mild-mannered, basic recipe into something with real pizazz, which is ideal for those who want more flavor or more interesting ingredients.

One Recipe, Four Ways is divided into a base kid-friendly recipe that serves 8 (enough for the whole family plus some leftovers), and 3 add-on recipes (that yield 2 servings each) for those who crave something a bit more exciting. These recipes were provided by Mealtime.org.

Tutti-frutti teriyaki chicken

Ingredients

  • non-stick spray oil
  • 4 pounds chicken parts, skin removed
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chunky mixed fruit in light syrup, half drained
  • 2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Spray rimmed sheet pan with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper, if desired, and arrange on pan with as much space between the pieces as possible. Spray with oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, purée the fruit, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic and ginger, in a blender until smooth. Brush half of the sauce over all of the chicken and bake for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces and baste with remaining sauce. Bake for 20 minutes more until chicken pieces are browned and cooked through.
4. Serve Tutti-Frutti Teriyaki Chicken as-is, or customize a portion of the recipe with one of the following condiments, if desired. Simply mix up one or more of these tasty add-ons to enjoy a different flavor. 

Servings: 8 
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 310; Total fat 8g; Saturated fat 2g;
Cholesterol 160mg; Sodium 360mg; Carbohydrate 7g; Fiber 0g; Protein 49g; Vitamin A 4%DV*; Vitamin C 10%DV; Calcium 2%DV; Iron 15%DV
* Daily Value 

Pineapple ginger salsa

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1 small green onion, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pickled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, canned jalapeno pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 portions cooked chicken (from recipe above)

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Preparation

Combine pineapple, green onion, ginger, jalapeno pepper, salt and pepper, if desired, in a bowl and serve as a table condiment with chicken.

Servings: 2 
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 360; Total fat 8g; Saturated fat 2g;
Cholesterol 160mg; Sodium 480mg; Carbohydrate 21g; Fiber 2g; Protein 49g; Vitamin A 8%DV*; Vitamin C 28%DV; Calcium 6%DV; Iron 15%DV
* Daily Value

Toasted coconut with herbs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned, shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons minced, fresh herbs of your choice
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 portions cooked chicken (from recipe above)

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Preparation

1. Spread the coconut in a single layer in a microwave-safe pie plate and cook in a microwave oven at full power for 2 to 4 minutes until lightly toasted, starting at 2 minutes and adding additional 30 second intervals until the coconut is toasted. 

2. Mix in herbs, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Scatter over chicken just before serving.

Servings: 2 
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 390; Total fat 14g; Saturated fat 7g;
Cholesterol 160mg; Sodium 360mg; Carbohydrate 15g; Fiber1g; Protein 50g; Vitamin A 8%DV*; Vitamin C 15%DV; Calcium 4%DV; Iron 15%DV
* Daily Value 

Chipotle peanut sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup prepared Thai peanut sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped, canned chipotle pepper en adobo
  • 2 portions cooked chicken (from recipe above)

Preparation Time: 2 minutes

Preparation

Combine peanut sauce, peanuts and chipotle pepper in a bowl and serve as a table condiment. with chicken.

Servings: 2 
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 430; Total fat 18g; Saturated fat 4g;
Cholesterol 160mg; Sodium 450mg; Carbohydrate 12g; Fiber 2g; Protein 54g; Vitamin A 8%DV*; Vitamin C 15%DV; Calcium 4%DV; Iron 15%DV
* Daily Value

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