Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? I’ve got you covered with this simple pineapple chicken recipe. It’s a quick Asian cuisine stir-fry recipe that’s not only colorful and delicious, but combines my favorite taste profile…sweet and savory. And the best part? It takes 20 minutes to prepare!
Pineapple Chicken Recipe Tips
- Serve with rice or cauliflower rice for a complete meal.
- You can make this recipe gluten-free simply by using gluten free soy sauce.
- You can use fresh pineapple, but canned cooks faster and is juicier.
- Add red chili flakes if you want some heat.
- Feel free to add more vegetables. Carrots, snow peas, snap peas, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, and/or water chestnuts are great additions.
- If you want more crunch add some chopped peanuts or cashews.
- Garnish with cilantro or sesame seeds if you are so inclined.
Yields: 4 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 chicken breasts), cut into bite-sized cubes
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into bite-sized pieces
- Optional garnishes: sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds
- ¼ cup soy sauce (certified gluten free if necessary)
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Add a tablespoon of avocado oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the cubed chicken to the hot pan. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
- Add broccoli, chopped red bell pepper and pineapple to the pan. Stir and continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
- While chicken and vegetables are cooking, prepare the sauce. Add soy sauce, pineapple juice, sesame oil, honey, minced garlic, ground ginger and cornstarch to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Pour the sauce into a small saucepan on medium heat. Allow the liquid to come to a simmer. Whisk and continue cooking for about 3-4 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.
- Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and vegetables. Toss to combine.
- Serve pineapple chicken over rice if desired. Garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
- Canned pineapple may be easily swapped for fresh in this dish
- Sprinkling on some crushed red pepper will help to balance out the sweetness in this dish if you like a little spice.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1069mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 5gSugar: 25gProtein: 41g
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