Meal Plan + an easy dinner recipe!

Lunch - Leftover chicken noodle soup
Dinner - Salad and apple slices (Jack's away for bball)

Lunch - Pastaroni with peas
Dinner - Crockpot mexican chicken (ala pinterest :)

Lunch - PB and J, sunchips, carrots
Dinner - Baked Spaghetti and steamed green beans

Lunch- Tuna Salad sandwiches, fruit salad, broccoli
Dinner - Country Club Chicken (ala pinterest again)/peas

Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Salad and a sweet potato (Jack's away again)

Here's a yummy recipe that I started making a few years ago. We call it Hawaian Chicken because it was my attempt at recreating one of our favorite dishes from the chinese buffet where we used to live. Although it's not exactly like theirs (I don't deep fry mine) I think it tastes pretty similar. I hope you try it and love it!

Hawaian Chicken
serves 3-4

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
1 large can pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 clove garlic minced (I buy the preminced kind in the jar)
2 Tbs oil
2 Tbs butter
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350.
Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes. Heat oil in skillet over med/high heat. salt and pepper chicken to taste. Dredge chicken pieces in flour and then place into hot oil. Cook until golden brown. Transfer chicken to an 8x8 baking dish.

In the same skillet melt butter then add 2T of flour, stir constantly until flour is incorporated and begins to brown.  Add all the juice from the canned pineapple, brown sugar, and honey. 
Stir frequently until sauce begins to bubble and thicken. Add garlic and allow sauce to simmer until it's a thick syrup-like consistency.

Remove from heat. Add pineapple to chicken in the baking dish and then pour the sauce over the top. 
Bake for 35-40min. Serve over brown rice.

You can also try adding a little soy sauce or red pepper flakes for  slightly different flavor.

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