Hawaiian Hula Chicken

Hawaiian Hula Chicken – Juicy chicken with peppers smothered in a sweet hawaiian sauce, served over rice and topped with crunchy noodles!

Hawaiian Hula Chicken - Creme de la Crumb

Occasionally I get caught up in what is fair and un-fair. I know it’s slightly ridiculous and every time I catch myself doing it I can hear my mother saying “life isn’t fair!”.  Oh yes, my mother said this to me every. single. time. she heard me say “that’s not fair!”. I guess it worked though because eventually I stopped saying those things aloud. But like I said, occasionally I still think them quietly to myself. Even when I know it’s not really true.

Hawaiian Hula Chicken - Creme de la Crumb

At the moment I’m thinking, oh how lucky all of those people are who’ve been to Hawaii six or seven or thirty one times. I know it’s not really luck. And it’s not really about “fair” and “un-fair”. It’s just circumstance. But when I’m stuck in a snowy town which the nearest palm tree at least five hours away from me (and that place is still land-locked) and I’m really craving a tropical experience and see or hear of someone soaking up the glorious sun rays somewhere far away… I get a little jealous. And I think, man that is so un-fair.

Hawaiian Hula Chicken - Creme de la Crumb

Those are the times I try to console myself with a dish like this. At this particular moment in time I can’t kick back in a hammock with a pina colada and lose myself in the bliss of the Hawaiian Islands, but I can do something else. I can make a sweet and tangy Hawaiian-inspired dish, close my eyes, and let the flavors just take me away. When you really need your Hawaii-fix pronto, this particular dish becomes your new favorite because it’s ready to eat in less than thirty minutes, twenty five tops. So if you’re like me, stuck in a cold and snowy town and really need to take a mental vacation right about now, make this Hawaiian Hula Chicken and let it take you away.

Ahhhhhhh……. paradise.

Hawaiian Hula Chicken - Creme de la Crumb

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Hawaiian Hula Chicken
 
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Juicy chicken with peppers smothered in a sweet hawaiian sauce, served over rice and topped with crunchy noodles!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces + salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • white rice, cooked (about 4 cups cooked rice)
sauce
  • 12 ounces pineapple juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • optional: crunchy Asian noodles, sliced green onions, sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce (like sriracha)
  • 4 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ cup cold water + 2 tablespoons corn starch
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan combine all sauce ingredients except for cold water + corn starch. Whisk together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. In a small bowl whisk together water and corn starch until dissolved. Add corn starch mixture to boiling sauce. Stir until thickened, then remove from heat.
  2. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Spray a large pan or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and cook chicken 8-10 minutes until browned and cooked through. Add chopped red peppers and cook 1-2 minutes longer. Add sauce to pan and stir chicken and peppers to coat well. Serve over rice and top with crunchy noodles, green onions, and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

 

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This sounds so DeLish ~ may make this for dinner tomorrow.
Thanks

Sounds very similar to chinese sweet and sour chicken, except a hot version with sriracha. May try it soon, thanks.

    I was thinking sweet and sour also! That’s Hawaiian food (and culture in general) for you: about ten different influencing cultures all jumbled up and taking some of the best things from each.

I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes pinning recipes from your blog… great photos and creative recipes!

I made this and added pineapple and snow peas to this. This was delish! Definitely a new family fav!

    Ooh, snow peas would be amazing with this – they’re one of my favorite veggies!!!

I made this for dinner yesterday. My husband and I both loved it. That spicy sauce is delicious!

This looks amazing and ohh so easy will be trying this , this week , I love different foods from different countries thx for sharing

I can see this is a terrific recipe. I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks to each of you for your helpful comments. I like the suggestion to add pineapple. I enjoy it in recipes so much that I even like it on pizza.

SOOOO incredibly good! Was also extremely proud of how good it looked after plating!