Piña Colada Chicken and Rice serves you all the taste of the tropical drink in a delicious casserole.
Today is National Piña Colada Day and Sunday Supper is showing-off its coconut appreciation. We didn’t forget about the pineapple either!
“National Pina Colada Day is celebrated annually on July 10th. The Pina Colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail. Along with rum, a Pina Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice.
Pina Colada literally means ‘strained pineapple’, a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink.
There are different claims to the invention of the Pina Colada beginning in 1952 in San Juan, each standing to their story. The truth is that pineapple and rum have been together from the beginning of the distillation of rum. The first written reference to a Pina Colada was in 1922. This recipe, however, did not include coconut.”
I love pineapple and coconut together especially with chicken. Like these Tropical Wings for example.
So I couldn’t wait to try my hand at a casserole containing all these special flavors! Why a casserole? That’s easy to answer. I love rice. Rice absorbs the flavor of the liquid it is cooked in. The starch in rice helps sauces cling better to all the ingredients.
Piña Colada Chicken and Rice seemed like a natural choice! I hope you agree.
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1/4 cup wild rice
- 3 cups chicken broth divided
- 1 lb chicken breasts cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
- 1 cup coconut milk (I used low-fat)
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut
- 1 tablespoon rum or 2 teaspoons rum extract
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook brown rice and wild rice in 2 1/2 cups broth for 45 minutes. While rice cooks prepare chicken.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Saute chicken in oil for 2 minutes or until chicken begins to brown.
- Add 1/2 cup broth and pineapple simmer until chicken cooked, about 5 minutes to 165 degrees. Add coconut milk and cooked rice. Cover and simmer until thoroughly heated and sauce is reduced.
- Top with toasted coconut.
Today’s Food for Thought… What Piña Colada flavor dish would you like to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!
Enjoy all these delicious Piña Colada inspired dishes from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!
- Coconut Granola Bowla by Family Foodie
- Gluten Free Coconut French Toast by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Make Ahead Healthy Piña Colada Breakfast Parfait by Easy Cooking with Molly
- Piña Colada Granola (grain free) by My Life Cookbook
- Piña Colada Nut Bread by Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
- Piña Colada Overnight Oats by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Piña Colada Pancakes by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Dive in with Sides and Appetizers
Coco-Nutty Main Dishes
- Chickpea Potato Curry by Sunday Supper Movement
- Piña Colada Chicken and Rice by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Piña Colada Chicken Skewers by The Crumby Cupcake
- Pineapple Barbecue Chops with Colada Slaw by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Curry by Caroline’s Cooking
- Coconut Pound Cake by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles by Books n’ Cooks
- Creamy Dairy-Free Vegan Coconut Ice Cream by Positively Stacey
- Easy Piña Colada Fudge by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Easy Piña Colada Poke Cake by Crazed Mom
- Homemade Samoas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- How to make a Piña Colada Flan by Asian In America
- Island Breeze Piña Colada Panna Cotta by The Weekend Gourmet
- Kheer by What Smells So Good?
- Mini Roasted Blueberry and Coconut Cream Trifles by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Piña Colada Bars by Dessert Geek
- Piña Colada Cream Pie by Cookin’ Mimi
- Piña Colada Cupcakes by The Redhead Baker
- Piña Colada Energy Balls by Wholistic Woman
- Piña Colada Ice Cream by Palatable Pastime
- Piña Colada Rice Pudding by Hardly A Goddess
- Piña Colada Trifle by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Piña Colada Upside Down Cake by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Pineapple Coconut Pudding by Magnolia Days
- Samoa Smacky Delicious Mix by Cooking With Carlee
- Toasted Coconut Sour Cherry Sundae by Pies and Plots
- Tropical Fruit Cups by The Freshman Cook
Sweet to Sip Beverages
- Boozy Coconut & Caramel Milkshakes by Momma’s Meals
- Coconut Banana Rum Smoothie by Desserts Required
- Coquito by Monica’s Table
- Lime Coconut Lassi by Food Lust People Love
- Piña Colada Freeze by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Piña Colada Smoothie by A Mind Full Mom
- Spiced Piña Colada by Family Around the Table
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