Pineapple Asian Chicken

I have a little vent before I get to my recipe.  Thursdays are my grocery shop day and I headed to our co-op.  They leave water out for the dogs which is great on hot days like this but the whole front is covered by concrete which gets quite hot.  When I pulled in I could hear a dog whinging.  There was a small dog tied up outside on the hot concrete.  It kept lifting its paws.  I took out one of my cloth bags and laid it down and the pup immediately sat down on it.  I sat on the bench to wait for the owner so the dog could keep it’s paws off the concrete.

I only waited a couple of minutes before the owner came out.  She was not happy with me at all!  I said the dog’s paws were too hot because of the concrete and she very dismissively said the dog was fine.  I didn’t leave right away and said if a dog keeps trying to lift all their paws, they aren’t all right.  She was a bit shirty with me but I didn’t care and then she noticed the cloth bag and asked if it was mine and tossed it to me.  Honestly, while I would never tie my dog outside somewhere, if I did and someone said the pup was distressed I wouldn’t be bitchy about it!  I really don’t understand people.

I hope I got my point across!

Last week while we were running errands I got peckish and grabbed some turkey jerky.  A very strange texture but the flavour was really good so I made note of the ingredients as I thought it would make a great marinade for some chicken wings I needed to use up.

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Now I don’t get anything for “promoting” the ingredients in the picture, they just happen to be what we like to buy and use.  In a bowl or container add 2 tablespoons of peanut oil, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice, a splash of lime juice and 1 1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste.  Finely chop 2-4 cloves of garlic, depending on their size, and grate 1in/2.5cm cube of fresh ginger.

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Whisk until the ingredients are well blended.  Taste and adjust the flavours as you like.  Toss the chicken wings to coat well.

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Marinate for at least an hour, I marinated for most of the day.  When it was time for dinner I fired up the grill and prepped the ingredients.  Out I go to grill the wings and find we ran out of gas.  Thank goodness for the stove top griddle so I got that heated up and began to grill the wings.

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I also grilled some mushrooms and jalapeño as sides to the salad.  It’s much easier on the grill as the wings are surrounded by the heat.  When it is stovetop you have to keep turning and making sure nothing catches while you are trying to get it cooked through.

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Serve on top of a salad and enjoy.  A very easy meal to throw together if you have a crazy busy day.  🙂

14 thoughts on “Pineapple Asian Chicken

  1. Gorgeous marinade! And I agree with your comments about dogs and the heat, with the hot weather we’ve been having in England there have been so many doggy injuries and deaths due to irresponsible owners, very sad.

  2. Firstly, lovely chicken.

    Secondly, you are right about the hound. Our mutt needed to have her paws wrapped before bringing her out in last winter’s snow for the same reasons, albeit the cold not the heat. Some people are too stupid to be allowed have pets.

    • They really are. In the winter our pups get what we call flat tyres as they will pick up their paws when ice and stuff gets stuck. We spend a lot of time brushing the paws off on the walks. If they would wear booties it would be fabulous but Guinness hates his feet touched and Murphy is like an octopus.

  3. How inventive to take those flavors and transform them!! I don’t know anyone who hasn’t made some stupid mistake with our pets (or even children sometimes) but the important thing is to pay attention, seek out and listen to advice. My gosh, I wouldn’t tie my dog up like that but if I had and someone kindly treated him and so graciously let me know he’d been in distress, I would have been ever so grateful!! Maybe your advice sunk in & there won’t be a next time.

    I can’t imagine what is wrong with people these days. And imagine how many people walked by that dog and did nothing. You did the right thing, Good for you!

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