Pineapple chicken stir fry in a skillet, topped with sauce, sesame seeds and green onions.
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Pineapple Chicken

This pineapple chicken is a stir fry of chicken, pineapple and vegetables all tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. Serve this Chinese style pineapple chicken over rice for an easy dinner that everyone will love!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian Fusion
Keyword pineapple chicken, pineapple chicken stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 393kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded. cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks fresh or canned
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and add to the pan.
  • Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through. 
  • Add the red bell pepper and pineapple to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, chicken broth, hoisin sauce and brown sugar.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  • Mix the corn starch with 1 tablespoon of cold water; stir until smooth.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute or until sauce has just thickened.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 55.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.4mg