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

What people are saying about this Hawaiian Hula Chicken

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

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Hawaiian Hula Chicken

Juicy chicken with peppers smothered in a sweet Hawaiian sauce, served over rice and topped with crunchy noodles!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and rice, hawaiian, sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 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)


  • 12 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • optional: crunchy Asian noodles, sliced green onions, sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce (like sriracha)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch


  • 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.
  • 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. 


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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.

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

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