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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.6
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.0 mg
  • Sodium: 11.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Caribbean Chicken


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Caribbean Chicken RECIPE

Introduction

Ready in just 20 minutes. Ready in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients

    • 1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
    • 2 cups pineapple tidbits, drained, reserve ╝ cup pineapple juice
    • 1 cup chopped green pepper
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried garlic powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried ginger
    • 1 medium diced banana
    • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
    • 1 cup uncooked brown rice

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Directions

1. In a large sauce pan cook rice according to package directions.

2. In a large skillet sprayed with vegetable cooking spray, sautÚ chicken for 5 minutes until tender. Stir in pineapple and green pepper.

3. In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice, water, cornstarch, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Stir well.

4. Pour mixture into chicken mixture. Mix well to combine. Continue cooking for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring often.

5. Fold in banana and almonds. Heat through.

6. Prepare brown rice according to package directions.

7. Serve over cooked brown rice.


Makes 6 servings (approx 4 oz chicken with 1/3 cup cooked rice)





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  • Very Good
    66 of 67 people found this review helpful
    Marinated overnight in small can crushed pineapple, soy sauce, salt, lemon juice, & Johnny's "Jamaica Me Crazy" spice. Sauteed one onion finely chopped, before chicken. My son added soy sauce. We loved it. - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    43 of 43 people found this review helpful
    I've made this several times and each time I tweak it a little to my own preferences, which everyone here who has left such negative comments can do too! I think the recipe as is was good too! Sometimes we want less sweet and more heat, other times the opposite...loved it! - 5/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing! After reading everyone's reviews, I seasoned the chicken with cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and pepper. I used a red bell pepper for color, and a plantain instead of a banana, no almonds. The dish was beautiful and it was a perfect pairing of sweet and spicy. Thanks for sharing! - 11/17/08

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  • Very Good
    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Me and my boys really liked this. I used fresh garlic and ground ginger instead of the powders. Sauteed one small onion before adding the chicken, then added celery, green onions and cilantro. Very tasty! - 11/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit at my house and will definitely become a regular on the menu!! The only thing I have to question is the accuracy of the nutritional info. The info is based on 6 servings w/4 oz of chicken, which would be 24 oz., however, the recipe only calls for 1 lb of chicken, which is only 16 oz - 11/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Yummy yummy, similar to a recipe my mother used to make, only she used lean pork bit size piecs. - 11/15/08

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Substituted agave for the brown sugar, used fresh pineapple, garlic and ginger, chopped in a jalapeno pepper, sliced in a whole banana for a half recipe and added low sodium lemon soy sauce. The banana made this really yummy. - 3/10/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I bought all the ingredients to make a half order of this for my husband and I. But my husband started complaining that he doesnt like fruit in his dinner. So I said fine, I'll cook it and take it for lunches. So I did & he couldnt keep his fingers out of the pan. I'll definitely make it again! - 7/5/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I loved it, it was wonderful. I wasn't sure about the bananas, but it was pleasantly & supprisingly good. - 11/16/08

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is yummy! Will definitely make again. I added garlic pepper salt on top, as I thought it needed something and I love that seasoning on everything haha. I like banana but for some reason I thought I would try it w/o next time. (Other person here loved it though.) - 1/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! Loved having the banana too for a little extra flavor. I batch cook though, so I might leave it out in the future because I don't think it will keep and reheat well. But YUM for the recipe and easy and quick too! - 11/18/07

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  • Very Good
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Family really liked it because of the sweetness. I would've liked to see the sauce be thicker. Will play with that on my own and probably add more peppers. Other than that a nice blend! - 3/11/09

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    love this recipe curry powder and mandarin canned oranges tweaked this to our family's taste love dishes with fruit thanks - 11/13/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    My daughter and I made this dish a few nights ago. We both liked it pretty well. Next time i think i'll leave out the bananas and maybe only about half the pineapple. It took me an hour to make this (not 20 min) It heated up nice for 2nds. - 9/20/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Nice change from the ordinary. Chicken is our main meat and I am always looking for receipies. This is wonderful. - 9/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I marinated the chicken in the sauce minus the water.
    It was so awesome with the rice, it's going to become a regular at our house. - 8/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Love this dish! Made it with pineapple chunks instead of tidbits the first time and used tidbits the second time-the chunks are better. - 7/30/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It is not very many times that I like a recipe the first time that I make it. The only thing I would change is to mariate the chicken. This is good as a left over. Now that there are just two of us in the house, I pay attention to that. - 7/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very good!! Re the blandness, remember chicken breast IS bland. We never use it, despite it's lower fat content--why not eat something that tastes good? We always use chicken thighs--skinless for BBQ, boneless & skinless for other recipes, cutting off all visible fat. Try boneless pork loin, too!! - 7/5/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Tried this tonight and we really enjoyed it. I liked the addition of the banana and the almonds. Will make it again. - 12/11/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. My husband didn't. I will make it for my Ladies Club. - 11/14/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I just cooked this meal and it was delicious. You can fill up on it easily too! Make sure you use seasoning when you are preparing the chicken! Enjoy! - 8/27/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Added jerk seasoning (with little heat) and Tony Chachere's for heat and enough salt to balance the flavors. Will make again, probably marinating the chicken in the juice, some of the vinegar and the jerk for a while ahead of time. Oh, used raspberry wine vinegar. - 3/31/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe, but I will add more spices to the chicken next time I make it. - 1/17/08

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  • O.K.
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This recipes has a lot of good ingredients and easy to make. I found it too sweet for my taste. Perhaps less banana and sugar next time. - 7/13/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It was pretty good. I do think it needs more seasoning. I added more ginger and more garlic but it still needed something more. But otherwise a very good dish. - 8/5/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It needed a bit more spice & my husband suggested using some Jerk Seasoning next time. It was great and all of the different flavors were incredible!!! - 1/28/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    We thought it tasted great, added a little more garlic, and served with noodles. - 6/5/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. Very different from what I ever make. Will definitely make this again. - 5/31/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. So did my husband. I thought it was full of flavor. I did leave the almonds out though. I definately will make this again - 5/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe, but without the banana. Even my husband enjoyed it even with the brown rice. Plan on making it again & again!!! - 5/21/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was a very interesting combination. My Cajun husband even said he'd eat it again. Next time I'm gonna marinate the chicken in some seasonings over night. Think it still needs a cajun kick. - 7/15/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I did everything like you said but I substituted Mango and papaya cubes for the banana it took away some ot the sweetness of the meat. Plus I added the cayenne pepper like was suggested by one reader. I liked it - 7/6/09

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this for supper. Not too bad, but like others said it was bland. I didn't know about adding the banana but I did and I'm glad I did. - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Tastes delish - This is by far the best chicken recipe that I have had. - 9/15/08

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Somewhat bland in color and taste. Next time I'll add some chopped red pepper for color and ground chili pepper to "kick it up a notch." - 6/12/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My husband I loved this recipe; but we love pineapple and bananas! It gives the dish a natural sweetness. - 1/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loved it, it was very sweet. I did forget the pineapple tidbits and juice and it still was good! - 1/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This dish was very good and is quick and easy to make. - 1/8/08

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  • Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Chicken is kind of bland and could use more spices, but that might be my preference. All the ingredients are my b/fs faves so he said it was a win. The next day the banana does not look too good.... - 1/7/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was easy and yummy. Really liked the addition of the banana. I'm looking forward to making it again. - 11/26/07

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My family liked this recipe. Banana and pineapple tasted good in it. Worth the effort. I thought it was a bit bland, maybe a little thicker and more citrus-y. Would make again -my 14 yr. old ate it!! - 3/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was a huge hit at my house! I left out the almonds but we are going to add them the next time we cook it. We ate it with brown rice the first time but I think we'll try it as a filling for lettuce wraps next time! The banana was always fun to bite into! - 8/10/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    loved the reciepe hubby said it's a do it again, other than we used plantains instead of banana's......can take the leftovers chop em up some and make wraps with it. awesome wraps - 8/10/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made it and loved it! My husband was so so.... I will try the suggestion to marinate meat overnight next time and add more spices. - 7/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Low in sodium, low in calories and tastes great...what else can you ask for!!!!! Yeah! - 7/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Really liked it. Not sure it makes six servings, but we enjoyed it. Omitted the banana - 11/16/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This chicken was good but I had no bananas so I used pineapple in natural juices. My family liked it also - 11/14/08

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Marinated my chicken ahead of time and didn't have the banana or almonds. Still good. - 11/13/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe, I did use jerk seasoning on chicken while sauteing. Good flavor, less bland. - 5/25/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed it,next time I would add more flavorings to the chicken as it sautes.I have left over,so I may add less banana next time and eat all the banana the first night.loved the mix of pineapple & banana! - 1/28/08

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  • O.K.
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This wasn't offensive tasting... it just didn't have much flavor besides pineapple, and no one would eat it. :/ - 3/9/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I left the bananas out. Everything else I followed to a "t". It turned out great! - 7/5/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good, maybe without banana - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was so easy and even my kids loved it! Very delicious if you like sweet meat! - 1/18/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this just as written. - 11/26/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    looks easy and tasty. - 11/15/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I like the banana/pineapple combo. The marinade idea in one of the reviews is intriguing. - 9/21/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    great, enjoyed this, full of taste and low calories too - 9/18/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Cooked recipe as directed, very good! I actually loved the bananas and almonds! - 9/15/08

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  • O.K.
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Not bad, but aside from the overwhelming sweetness of the pineapple and the occasional bit of flavor from the banana, it didn't really have much flavor. To be fair, neither my husband or I like sweet dinners. If you do, this could be the perfect recipe for you. - 6/23/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this for company on Saturday night and everyone loved it. I added a few more almonds on each serving to keep a little crunch. - 5/19/08

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    it was good but i'm not sure about the bananas - 5/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this, as did my hubby and todder.
    I had my mom make this for her spouse and they enjoyed it as well. - 4/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    MADE THIS FOR DINNER TONIGHT:) IT WAS EASY TO MAKE AND FLAVORFUL. I USED 20 OZ. OF CRUSHED PINEAPPLE, 2 BANANAS, NO GREEN PEPPERS AND USED WHOLE WHEAT EGG NOODLES (OUT OF RICE). NEXT TIME I WOULD USE FRESH GARLIC AND FRESH GINGER FOR A LITTLE MORE ZIP.
    SMELLES AND LOOKS YUMMY. THANKS FOR SHARING - 6/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Awsome chicken recipe! Especially for a 20 min. deal. It's hard to find enough recipes to keep chicken interesting, and even harder if you eat chicken almost every single day. Sometimes even twice per day. A little chili powder or jalapenos makes for an interesting twist on this recipe too. - 7/29/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I had my doubts about this recipe but was pleasantly surprised by it. Very good. I will make it again. - 7/29/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I only had crushed pineapple in the pantry and it over powered the other flavors so make sure to use tidbits. I will try it with my family and see how it goes. - 7/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tasty and unique, something different...a nice change of pace for chicken. We loved it! - 7/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really tasty! Substituted in fresh garlic, jalapeno, fresh ginger, and instead of cider vinegar, I used rice wine vinegar. I added a lot of fresh ginger and garlic. Next time, I will add another jalapeno for more kick. - 7/15/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good...just leave out the banana. Maybe saute some plantains instead. Also, marinate the chicken overnight in mojo (cuban seasoning w/ bitter orange.) - 7/14/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very Tasty! I used freah pineapple. - 7/7/09

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Good, but not great. Sounded better than it was ... but I think it's also worth another attempt! - 11/17/08

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It wasn't bad, but it wasn't a favorite either. The chicken didn't have much flavor - it was kind of bland. I left out the bananas and almonds while cooking and added them at the table. The kids didn't care for it. I probably won't make it again. - 3/7/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good, though it could use some tweaking. I will definately make it again! - 5/30/07

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  • Bad
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I don't know if I did something wrong or what happened, but I didn' tlike this. My husband ate it, but I didn't think it tasted very good. Maybe next time I will try something different with it. - 3/29/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Instead of bananas use green plantains instead. They're not as sweet and will add a nice flavor. If planning on using plantains, they are a bit tricky to peel. The skin is very tough - take a small knife and slice the peel from top to bottom and remove the skin from around the plantain. - 12/2/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was ok. A little on the bland side. We added banana sauce - 11/15/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband usually would say this is too much fruit for his dinner... But he really enjoyed it. As with most recipes, I add my own spices - I used fresh garlic and then added some crushed red pepper and sage for the chicken. My little one ate it up. - 9/2/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe. I used fresh garlic and ginger. Thank you for sharing. - 7/29/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i definitely will be amking this again!!!! - 7/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Like sweet and sour with banana and almonds!! Good but I don't know about the bananas. I'd rather have them for dessert. - 7/12/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Try plaintains, if they're available in your produce section. Otherwise bananas do just fine. This made me feel so tropical. I just loved it! - 7/5/09

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made this awhile ago and we all liked it. Dad and brother raved about it. Thought it was good as is, though next time I may throw in a few things for some heat. - 6/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    loved it - 5/16/09

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    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this! - 1/14/09

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    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    MMMMMMMMMM
    Love this one. Thanx. - 9/15/08

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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I've been passing this out to evberyone- Awesme!!! - 11/15/07

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I really loved this! Will make it again! - 11/15/07

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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this was great! - 11/14/07

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  • Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good except I had to minus the nuts and banana - 11/13/07

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  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Ok, but rather bland - 3/13/07

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  • Good
    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I would try this again without the banana. - 3/3/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I'm looking forward to trying it again and adding some additional spice to give it a little more flavor. I didn't have almonds so I substituted a few macadamia nuts and it went well with the other flavors. - 10/12/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good. I will try it soon. - 5/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used chicken thigh instead of breast and cut to 2 servings. Excellent - 3/10/10

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this looks so easy and healthy to make iam going to make it in a couple of days ilove anything with fruit in a resipe thanks alot for all these resipes you give us go spark people - 7/29/09

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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very tasty yummmy - 7/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    delicious! - 9/16/08

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  • Has anyone ever made this in the crockpot? :) - 8/13/13

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