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Pineapple Chicken Tenders | Easy Pineapple Recipe

Pineapple chicken is a top family recipe. Bursting with flavor, this pineapple chicken recipe can also be easily altered into pineapple teriyaki chicken skewers and served IN a pineapple! Your taste buds will be so excited for dinner tonight!

Pineapple Chicken Recipe | How to make Pineapple Chicken with Bonus Pineapple Teriyaki Recipe Pineapple Chicken

 This pineapple chicken recipe can be done in chunks, fingers, or strips but chunks work out the best to serve your chicken in a beautiful pineapple boat, making dinner look restaurant quality in no time. Do not be fooled by the professional appearance of this pineapple recipe, it’s so easy!
It can also be altered to create a pineapple teriyaki strip  (seen below in additional bonus recipe) with this easy to make pineapple glaze or leave out the pineapple and just make teriyaki strips! And if you like using fruit in your recipes, try this lime chicken pasta salad recipe!
No matter how you slice it, chicken is whats for dinner tonight.
 

How to cut a Pineapple as a Serving Dish

How to cut a Pineapple as a Serving Dish

To cut the pineapple: Slice the pineapple in half, from top to bottom. Set one half aside for another recipe.

Slice to each side of the core, but do not cut through the pineapple.

Cut 1″ slits across the center and remove the center core with the pointed end of a spoon. Discard Core.

Cut around the outside edge of the pineapple, making sure not to cut all the way through the pineapple.

Remove pineapple pieces with a spoon. Slice pineapple into bite side pieces.

You will need about 1 cup of pineapple pieces for this recipe.

How to cut a Pineapple as a Serving Dish

Cooking Rice Tip

This recipe is best served with a side of rice. When it comes to rice, I personally believe jasmine rice has the best flavor and aroma.

If you do not own a rice cooker, I highly suggest you get one. Your rice can be started at the top of a recipe and done in 30-50 minutes depending on how you set the cooking time.

I have been using a Zojirushi Rice Cooker for years (you can see how it works in this Frushi Recipe) and recommend it!

Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Add chicken and oil to a skillet and cook until chicken is done.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth, garlic powder and pineapple pieces and mix well.

Heat until just bubbling and add in corn starch and water mixture. Stir until thick.

 

Remove from heat and serve with white rice.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like.

 

 

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Pineapple Chicken Recipe | How to make Pineapple Chicken with Bonus Pineapple Teriyaki Recipe
Pineapple Chicken Tenders | Easy Pineapple Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Pineapple Chicken Recipe that will leave your taste buds singing! Bursting with flavor, pineapple glaze covers your chicken in a sticky but sweet sauce and served with pineapple makes it perfect for sharing with friends.
What You Need
  • 1 fresh pineapple halved and pieces sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup corn starch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
  • salt and pepper
  • cooked white rice
  • sesame seeds optional
Instructions
  1. To cut the pineapple: Slice the pineapple in half, from top to bottom. Set one half aside for another recipe.
  2. Slice to each side of the core, but do not cut through the pineapple. Cut 1" slits across the center and remove the center core with the pointed end of a spoon. Discard Core.
  3. Cut around the outside edge of the pineapple, making sure not to cut all the way through the pineapple. Remove pineapple pieces with a spoon. Slice pineapple into bite side pieces. You will need about 1 cup of pineapple pieces for this recipe.
  4. Add chicken and oil to a skillet and cook until chicken is done. Season with salt and pepper. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth, garlic powder and pineapple pieces and mix well. Heat until just bubbling and add in corn starch and water mixture. Stir until thick.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Alternative Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Here is another way to use your ingredients in another pineapple chicken recipe!

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Tenders

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins or strips
  • skewers

How to make Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Tenders

Mix up your pineapple juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a pan and turn on medium-high heat.

While your sauce is heating, cut up chicken chunks.

Once your teriyaki sauce has come to a boil, remove from heat and pour over your chicken. Let marinade in your fridge for one hour. Discard what isn’t used.

Now add your chicken chunks onto grill skewers and grill over medium heat for approx 10 minutes or until all the way cooked.

Feel free to add a little pineapple on the grill as well!

Pineapple Chicken Recipe | How to make Pineapple Chicken with Bonus Pineapple Teriyaki Recipe

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