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Amazing Glazed Chicken in Romaine with Asian Raisin Relish

Amazing Glazed Chicken in Romaine with Asian Raisin Relish

Second runner-up in our California Raisins recipe contest, this chicken dish features a spicy fruit mixture and Asian flavors.

Juicy chicken strips, glazed in a delightful, spicy fruit mixture with some Asian flavors, nestled into romaine leaves and crowned with an incredible raisin relish mixture. Simple, different, and totally delectable.....

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes
Serves: 16 Save

Ingredients (18)

  • ½ cup Pineapple Preserves
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 T Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 Mango
  • ½ cup Diced Cucumber
  • ¼ cup Diced Red Onion
  • 2 T Chopped Mint
  • 2 T Sesame Seeds
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 T Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp Asian Chili Sauce
  • or 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 16 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
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Directions

  1. Whisk together preserves, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger root, blending well.
  2. Combine raisins, mango, cucumber, onion, mint, sesame seeds and reserved lime zest. Add 2 tablespoons of the preserves mixture.
  3. Cut each breast lengthwise into 4 somewhat equal strips. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat canola oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; when hot, add chicken strips and cook until tender, about 8 minutes total, turning to brown all sides. Add the remaining preserve, along with chili sauce; cook until chicken is nicely glazed, turning frequently. Remove from heat.
  5. Place a chicken strip into each romaine leaf; top with raisin relish and place on a serving platter. Garnish with additional fresh mint and sesame seeds, if desired. Makes 16 appetizer servings (or 4 main dish servings).