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Tahitian Ti Chicken

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Ingredients
  Chicken breasts 4 Large, boned
  Canned pineapple chunks 20 1⁄2 Ounce, drained, reserve syrup (1 can)
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salad oil 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Dry sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic salt 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 , thinly sliced
  Chopped macadamia nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ti leaves 24 (available at a florist shop)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To prepare the chicken breasts remove skin from them and cut meat into chunks.

MAKING
2. In a deep bowl, place chicken and pineapple chunks.
3. In a small jar with a tight-fitting cover combine reserved pineapple syrup, soy sauce, oil, honey, sherry and garlic salt and shake to blend.
4. Pour over chicken and pineapple chunks and stir in lemon slices.
5. With cover refrigerate overnight.
6. Just before ready to barbecue, stir in macadamia nuts.
7. On a flat surface place 2 washed ti leaves to form a cross and spoon a little chicken mixture in center (be sure to include a lemon slice and some juice).
8. Fold leaves over mixture and roll up and secure packet with stout cord or string.
9. Repeat with all the chicken.
10. On hot coals, place packets on grill, brush with reserved marinade, turning often and grill 20 minutes.

SERVING
11. To serve: on beds of hot buttered rice cut the string and place packets.
12. Opening the leaves scoop a little rice onto chicken mixture and optionally spoon leftover marinade over chicken mixture.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Oceanian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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