1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Condiments for either bowl: use 1 or all tomatoes, frozen peas, canned corn, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, cooked sausage, ham, green pepper, green onion, carrots, broccoli, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, pineapple tidbits, canned kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black olives, croutons, grated cheese
Prepare soup base by combining equal proportions stewed tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and keep simmering throughout dinner (a crock-pot works nice for this). You will need approximately 3/4 cup base per person. Adjust proportions as needed.
Prepare fresh vegetables by cleaning and dicing. Steam until crisp tender the cooked vegetables. Dice cooked meats or eggs. Prepare other ingredients as needed. Place all ingredients in separate serving bowls on buffet table.
Each guest fills their bowl 3/4 full of vegetables, fruit and meat of choice. Ladle hot soup base over top, sprinkle with cheese and enjoy with a breadstick.
Prepare chicken by combining pineapple juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, ginger and black pepper. Place chicken breasts in quart size plastic bag. Pour marinade over chicken, reserving approximately 1/2 for later use. Close bag and place chicken in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Remove chicken, drain marinade and discard, grill chicken over hot coals or under the broiler unit of oven until meat is no longer pink.
Cut cooked chicken into strips. Place on buffet table. Place reserved fresh marinade in serving bowl as a sauce on buffet table. Cook rice according to package directions. Place on buffet table.
Each guest fills their bowl 3/4 full with rice, add vegetables or other condiments of choice and strips of cooked chicken. Add a little reserved fresh marinade sauce for flavor (do not use sauce chicken was marinated in).
NOTE: The ingredients are suggestions only, experiment with your own variations.