Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Recipe

This Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken is a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors. The juicy pineapple chunks complement the tender chicken pieces, creating a tropical dish that will transport your taste buds straight to Hawaii. Perfect for a family dinner or a summer gathering!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks, drained (reserve juice)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (reserved from the can)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked white rice or quinoa (for serving)
  • Optional garnish: chopped green onions, sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and golden brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Cook the Vegetables:
  • In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and bell peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes, until they start to soften.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Make the Sauce:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, pineapple juice, and brown sugar.
  • In another small bowl, mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water to create a slurry.
  1. Combine Everything:
  • Return the chicken to the skillet with the cooked vegetables.
  • Add the pineapple chunks and pour the soy sauce mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
  • Stir in the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce.
  • Let everything simmer together for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is heated through.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken over cooked white rice or quinoa.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Enjoy your tropical meal!

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