Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken over rice

This is definitely a one pan wonder!!! This was the first time I had ever made this specific recipe...So I thought oh my chicken and pineapple...what could go wrong with that!  There are all types of recipes out there for grilled chicken with pineapple...of course and is totally wonderful but I wanted something easy that I could prepare before church that wouldn't take a long time..15 minutes prep time...and cooked for about 30 minutes then turned the oven off...pretty simple!

The sauce at a bubble
Adding pineapple 

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

 4 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. corn starch
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1- 20 oz can pineapple chunks(not crushed)
1 green bell pepper (sliced in strips)
Adding chicken to the sauce

I used a pan that can be used on the stove and in the oven...(less clean up) If you don't have a pan like this use a sauce pan to make the yummy sauce and a 9x13 casserole dish for baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On medium to low heat,  melt your butter, add the ketchup and light brown sugar until combined and starting to slightly bubble..add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and salt and pepper.  In a cup stir together the vinegar and corn starch until well mixed and add to the sauce. (this will make your sauce thicken) At this time add the can of chunky pineapple juice and all to your sauce. Stir all together. I had 4 large chicken breasts so I cut them in half long ways...Add the chicken to the sauce. Spoon over all the yummy sauce coating the chicken very well. Transfer your pan or dish now to the preheated oven, cook for 30  to 40 minutes until juices run clear from your chicken. Add the green pepper the last 10 minutes of cooking. This will keep your green pepper a crisp but tender! I made a pot of white rice and served the Hawaiian pineapple chicken on top!
After it came out of the oven

Now of course you can make this with chicken strips, make large chunky pieces, use a toothpick and add a piece of pineapple and sit it in the sauce...yummm ... will make an awesome appetizer for a party! You could really make it a fancy by grilling your chicken, making the sauce on the stove and pouring it over top of your grilled chicken and top it with a beautiful piece of grilled  pineapple... Just so many ideas you could take from this awesome simple recipe...Oh and I have made this sauce and used it to dip beer battered chicken in ( the sauce is similar to Asian sweet and sour sauce! 

Try this you will love it!!!

Yummy Pineapple dishes...


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