Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce

May 5th, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dish Recipes by
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Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce

Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce

Hens cooked by this recipe turn out juicy, seriously juicy. If you don’t have cornish hens – you can cook pieces of chicken like this with similar result.

About 3 hours of marinating is enough, but if you want it can be done overnight, just make sure that chicken is fully covered with marinade.

Leftovers can be stored and warmed up in the same pot with sauce, the meat will not lose its juiciness.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cornish hens, about 2lb in total
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • 3 cups of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 of fresh pineapple
  • 2 bananas
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of oil

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 1

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 1

  2. Clean and rinse hens, put them into a cooking pot:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 2

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 2

  3. Pour wine in:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 3

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 3

  4. Add pineapple juice, cover with a lid and put to fridge for 2-3 hours:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 4

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 4

  5. Remove hens from marinade, let them drain, pat from outside with paper towels and salt from inside and out:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 5

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 5

  6. Warm up half cup of oil in a deep cooking pot (if you have cast irons one, use it) over moderate heat; add hens in:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 6

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 6

  7. Fry hens from all sides until lightly colored:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 7

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 7

  8. Then warm oven to 375F. Pour hens with about 1.5cups of marinade and put pot to the oven (no need for a lid):
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 8

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 8

  9. Roast hens for 1.5h (or more if needed, check readiness on the thicker place of thigh, the produced juices should be clean), turn them over from time to time and pour with produced juices with baster or spoon:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 9

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 9

  10. Take cooked hens out from the pot, turn oven off, you will not need it anymore:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 10

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 10

  11. Add remaining of the marinade to the pot (it would be about 2.5 cups) and put on moderate heat:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 11

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 11

  12. Slice half of pineapple in chunks and add to the pot:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 12

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 12

  13. Add diced bananas as well:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 13

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 13

  14. Add about tablespoon of salt:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 14

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 14

  15. Season with ground black pepper to taste and cook it simmering until sauce begins to thicken:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 15

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 15

  16. Separate hens in halves or quarters (kitchen shears come in handy here):
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 16

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce Recipe: Step 16

  17. Serve chicken pieces poured with sauce with your choice of a side dish:
    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce

    Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce

Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Chicken Roast with Pineapples, Bananas and White Wine Sauce”

  1. Evelina says:

    Bananas and pineapple….hmmm…is the dish on a very sweet side? I would like to try this combination, but I’m afraid it’ll be overly sweet.

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