Citrus Chicken with Dates

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon rosemary, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup Dole pitted dates, divided
1/2 cup frozen or canned pearl onions
8 ounces Dole pineapple slices in juice
1 medium zest and juice from 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cups hot cooked rice

Preparation / Directions:

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; rub with garlic, rosemary, and cinnamon. In a nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil.

2. Cut 1/4 cup dates in half; add to skillet with onions. Cover, simmer 6 to 7 minutes, turning chicken over once.

3. Drain pineapple, reserve juice. Combine pineapple juice with enough orange juice to measure 3/4 cup. Stir in cornstarch. Add to skillet. Cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens slightly.

4. Add pineapple and remaining dates. Heat through. remove from heat; stir in orange and lemon zest. Serve over rice.

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