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Pineapple Chicken Lo Mein

The perfect supper to serve on busy weeknights, this speedy lo mein combines tender chicken and colorful veggies with a tangy sauce. Quick-cooking spaghetti and canned pineapple make it a cinch to throw together when time is short.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 4 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce


  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice (discarding remaining juice or save for another use); set pineapple aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook the chicken, garlic and ginger over medium heat in 2 tablespoons oil for 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the carrots, green pepper and pineapple. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in spaghetti and onions.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, soy sauce, reserved pineapple juice and remaining oil until smooth. Gradually add to chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 436 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1307mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • Rabid_Monkey202
    Aug 23, 2017

    Fully expected to love this, but it was completely inedible, for me.

  • lidjzl0
    Jul 13, 2016

    Excellent. Just didn't use gingerroot. I make this recipe a lot. Everyone in the family likes it. For my vegan daughter, I use fake chicken strips.

  • IAMom8
    Jan 6, 2016

    This is a favorite of my kids. Easy to make and very delicious. The sauce is great. We have made this several times.

  • Djlssh
    Dec 18, 2014

    This is quick and easy to prepare, flavorful!

  • mccinc2
    Aug 2, 2012

    Made this recipe and had low expectations, boy was I wrong...DELICIOUS!!! I used more soy sauce (3/4 c) and flour in place of cornstarch, crushed pineaple because I didn't have chunks with cooked thin spaghetti. It turned out awesome, even my picky 6 year old loved it. Definitely a keeper and will make again.

  • PastorsWife7
    Mar 24, 2011

    We love this! I make this often! Simple & yummy!

  • leannamiller
    Mar 13, 2011

    We LOVE this! I substitute teriyaki sauce for the soy sauce, have subbed broccoli for the chicken it into a side dish, and usually double the sauce, the use up all the pineapple juice.

  • Mrs_T
    Nov 5, 2010

    I've made this several times, and we like it very much. Last night I tried something different with it -- substituting a package of frozen stir-fry vegetable blend for the carrots and green peppers called for; cooking it just a bit longer because the veggies were frozen. It made the recipe even quicker and, we thought, even more delicious. Highly recommended!

  • gaileyka
    Dec 30, 2009

    My husband and I love this recipe! It's quick, easy, and delicious!! It is fun to add other fruits and vegetables and still have a great taste.

  • leannamiller
    Jun 25, 2009

    we LOVE this! today i am adding zucchini from the garden and teriyaki sauce, yum!