Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Chicken – Juicy chicken served with peppers in a sweet and tangy pineapple sauce! Ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

Pineapple Chicken

Remember how I told you that the Chinese restaurant I worked at through high school served some amazing Chinese dishes and some amazing not-so-Chinese-dishes? Well, this dish is reminiscent of one of those not-so-Chinese ones. I don’t know how Chinese-y pineapple chicken is, as in I don’t know if they really eat Pineapple Chicken in China, because for some reason it reminds me more of an Pacific island dish. Regardless of it’s ethnic nature, it’s incredible.

I remember the first time I saw chicken served in a pineapple at the restaurant. I honestly thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen in my life. And it is! I’m sure it’s been happening for years and years and yearrrrrs, but I think it’s genius.

Pineapple Chicken

This Pineapple Chicken is sweet and salty and tangy and SO good! I love the pineapple flavor paired with peppers, and the chicken makes it a complete dish! I will make this chicken again and again, it’s amazing! If you have a fresh pineapple on hand, scoop it out and serve the dish right from the pineapple, it’ll take this delightful experience to a whole new level of wonderful. But if you don’t have a pineapple, still make this dish and enjoy every sweet and savory bite, you will love it!

Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Chicken

Juicy chicken served with peppers in a sweet and tangy pineapple sauce!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Chicken, pineapple, sweet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into strips or chunks
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chopped bell peppers (I used a combination of red, yellow, and green)
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple (or pineapple chunks), undrained
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • optional: rice, sesame seeds, sliced green onions, fresh chopped pineapple

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large pan or skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Season chopped chicken with salt and pepper. When pan is hot add chicken and cook 5-10 minutes turning pieces over throughout to cook evenly. When chicken is cooked, place in a bowl and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together crushed pineapple (with liquid), soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, garlic salt, onion salt, and chili powder. Add liquid to pan with chopped peppers, cover and simmer 5-8 minutes until peppers are slightly tender. 

  3. Whisk together cold water and corn starch until dissolved, then add to cooking sauce. Stir a and allow to thicken a bit. Stir in cooked chicken and cook 1-2 minutes longer until chicken is heated. Serve hot with sliced green onions and sesame seeds over rice if desired.

 

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Love pineapple chicken and yours looks fantastic and so tasty! Pineapple fried rice is a favorite of ours too and we always thought it was so cool that the local Thai and Malaysian restaurants served it in a scooped out pineapple too 🙂