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!
- 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
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.
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