Pineapple Chicken

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken that is full of flavor and chunks of juicy chicken, pineapple and more. Everyone will love this recipe!

Hawaiian Foods Week (June 12 – June 18) is an entire week dedicated to delicious Hawaiian foods like this Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken. It’s made with one of my favorite products, Dole pineapple! Dole promises the highest quality, non-GMO fruits and vegetables out there. Which means you can enjoy their sweet, tasty pineapple (especially in this dish) all year long!

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Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken that is full of flavor and chunks of juicy chicken, pineapple and more. Everyone will love this recipe!

Some of the other brands that are celebrating Hawaii’s cuisine and culture are: King’s Hawaiian, SPAM®, Mauna Loa, and Kona Brewing Company. As much as I love rolls and macadamia nuts, anything with pineapple in it always gets devoured at our house.

This recipe is great for busy week nights. All you need to do is cut up the chicken, toss it into beaten egg and cornstarch, then brown it. Place the cooked chicken into a pan with the veggies, sauce and pineapple and bake it until the sauce thickens (see notes for a crockpot version). That’s it! Simple, delicious and ready to go in just a little over an hour. The pineapple juice and pineapple chunks make this dish slightly sweet, which perfectly balances out the tang from the bell pepper and red onion. We served it up over rice and enjoyed it with some steamed veggies. It was big hit!

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken that is full of flavor and chunks of juicy chicken, pineapple and more. Everyone will love this recipe!Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken that is full of flavor and chunks of juicy chicken, pineapple and more. Everyone will love this recipe!

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Pineapple Chicken
 
Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken that is full of flavor and chunks of juicy chicken, pineapple and more. Everyone will love this recipe!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Ingredients
  • 1 (20-ounce) can Dole Pineapple Chunks, juice and fruit divided
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup or tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite-sized 1” cubes
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ c. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch + 1 tbsp. cold water
  • ½ red bell pepper, de-seeded and cut into 1" pieces
  • ½ green bell pepper, de-seeded and cut into 1" pieces
  • Chopped green onion (optional garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly spray a 9x13 inch glass pan, set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan placed over medium heat, combine the pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oyster sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the cubes of chicken into a bowl with the whisked eggs, toss the chicken (taking care to let the egg drip off it) into a large ziplock bag full of the cornstarch. Zip and shake until evenly coated.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven. Working in batches (2), add the chicken and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel lined plate, repeat with remaining oil and chicken.
  5. Add the fried chicken to the prepared 9x13 pan. Whisk the cornstarch into the sauce, then pour over the chicken, add the chopped bell pepper and onions and stir to coat. Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so. At the 30 minute mark, add the pineapple chunks. Remove, garnish with green onion, if desired, serve immediately.
  6. NOTE: You can also toss the cooked chicken, veggies and sauce into a slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 1½ - 2 hours or on low for 3 - 4 hours or until the sauce is thick and the chicken is coated. Add the pineapple chunks during the last 30 minutes.

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Celebrate Hawaiian Foods Week along with us by making something delicious and fun. Tag your creation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with #hawaiianfoodsweek – we’d love to see it!

ENJOY!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of King’s Hawaiian. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken that is full of flavor and chunks of juicy chicken, pineapple and more. Everyone will love this recipe!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    I have to make this! It looks so good and since I love pineapple as much as you do, it will be perfect. The kids are always wanting something a little different and I will surprise them with this. Then sit back and enjoy the compliments.
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  2. 3

    I want to make the chicken and pineapple dish very soon. I use to get it in a Chinese Restaurant and loved it.

  3. 5

    Hey Lil’ Luna!

    I tried a very similar version of this. We ran out of rice so my Husband put it on a butter roll. To my surprise it was just as tasty!

    Do you know a good way to make extra sauce? I was thinking about creating the recipe and just skip the meat additions.

    Cheers

    • 6

      You could just double the ingredients in step 2, to make more sauce or do like 1 1/2 times, if you don’t want too much. I hope that helps you 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

  4. 7

    I would try this out this september. Thanks for sharing
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