Often kitchen lighting plans locate "ceiling can lighting" near the middle of walkways or between counters. What does this mean for you? That if you are working at the counter then you have no light. So how about trying a different lighting idea? Try putting your can lighting 24-26 inches away from the wall, this will put the beam of the light right over the edge of the countertop. It may seem close to your cabinets but it actually accentuates them and provides more light where needed.
Using the above lighting plan I mentioned will make it so you have fewer lights because the light will bounce off the work surfaces. And you also will probably have under cabinet lighting which is a good idea if you do not want to turn on all of your ceiling can lights. Under cabinet lighting is an easy install for a licensed electrician and are quite beneficial. Over the island is another spot to add lighting. You really only need three or four hanging lights centered over the right area to create enough light.
So if you go with the impractical way of lighting your kitchen you could install over fifteen different hanging lights plus under cabinet lighting. But if you try a slightly different lighting plan you may only need as a few as ten lights, which not only saves you time and money but it will be more efficient in the long run.