- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 medium green pepper, cut into rings
- Hot cooked rice
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, one piece, at a time, and shake to coat. In a skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, bouillon and ginger. Drain pineapple into a 2-cup measuring cup; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to measure 1-1/4 cups. Stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Gradually whisk into sugar mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Pour sauce over chicken; top with green pepper and reserved pineapple. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Serve with rice.
Freeze option: Cool chicken mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken
"This dish was very flavorful! Like other readers, I did cut down the sugar significantly but otherwise it was easy and loved by all of us!"
"This chicken was wonderful. Everyone in the family loved it. Not a scrap left."
"This was very good, not to sweet. Kids aren't big fans of pineapple but they did enjoy this very much."
"Was very good, a little too sweet for us, but will make again."
"This recipe is very good, we all loved it, I made a few changes as per the reviews & my own taste experience. I wanted to try & make it a one pot meal on the stovetop. I cut the chicken into smaller strips & chunks, diced the vegetables & bought crushed pineapple. I halved the sugar and added a red pepper & a few green onions. The sauce is really good, enough to coat even if you bulk the recipe up a bit. I added some garlic powder & spice to the flour mixture and shook it & the chicken in a paper bag to coat. I sautéed the chicken in fresh crushed garlic & oil then removed to a dish while I sautéed the vegetables in the same pan. When the veggies were done, I added in all the pineapple at once to warm & blend. Made the sauce, then added all the ingredients back to the same skillet. Tossed to coat & reheat. Was amazing over rice, can't wait for leftovers."
"I made this for dinner last week , it was pretty good but if I ever make it again I will cut the amount of sugar in half."
"I used half the amount of sugar. Also I added shredded coconut into the flour mixture. I thought it was great!!!"
"Reduce the many of sugar"
"This dish is AMAZING!! If I could rate this a 10 star meal I would. Well done on this one ;)"
"Awesome dish especially if you like a sweet asian flavor! Leftovers on rice were out of this world! i will definitely make this again!"