Tasty Thursday: Grilled Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice

Happy Tasty Thursday everyone! I’ve been wanting to learn more about cooking and start taking up the skill for a while. Last week I decided to dig through family recipes and online recipes and make myself a “learn to cook” cookbook. My first meal was Grilled Hawaiian Chicken on a bed of Coconut Rice. Surprising myself and my family, I succeeded! Now I fancy myself a future chef! ;) This one was such a hit I thought I’d love to share it with y’all! I hope you enjoy!

What You’ll Need (Ingredients):
3-4 boneless skinless pieces of chicken (amount varies on how many you’re feeding)
1 cup on soy sauce
1 cup of water
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1 bunch of green onions (chop into small pieces and reserve some for garnish)
1/4 of a white onion (chop into small pieces)
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic (this can vary depending on how much you like the garlic taste. I used 1 full tsp)
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2 ( each 13.5 ounce) cans of coconut milk

Start with the marinade. Marinade for at least 4-5 hours prior to cooking. The longer, the better!
  *Mix soy sauce, water, brown sugar, onions, garlic, oil and one of the cans of coconut milk in a large bowl.
  *Cut pieces of chicken into desirable sizes in shape of cubes.
  *Put the cut chicken pieces into large freezer bags. Pour marinade in and seal tight!

Once you’re ready to start cooking, pour your bag of chicken and marinade into large pan and cook on medium heat so that the marinade doesn’t burn. Cover pan with a top and leave for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked to desirable readiness.

While the chicken is cooking, start making your rice. You can use whichever brand of white rice is your favorite, but to make coconut rice you just replace half the water in your rice recipe with the other can of coconut milk.

Once your chicken and rice is completed, take a plate or bowl and pile some rice on and then take your chicken and lay it over your rice. My family loves extra flavoring so I also pour some of the extra “juice” (cooked marinade in pan) over chicken and rice. I also add some extra chopped green onions and chopped cilantro to throw on top for the garnish. Then, tada! You’re finished! A flavorful and delicious meal!