Easy Recipes, One Pot Meals

Pineapple Chicken

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I recently tried out a new recipe.  Pineapple Chicken.  It’s kind of like Sweet and Sour Chicken, but with a bit of a twist.  Super simple to make, extra tasty and definitely worth a try, so I thought I’d share the recipe.  Aside from having rice on the side, this is a One-Pan Wonder, so easy clean up and fewer dishes.  I used my cast iron skillet to cook this dish because it is the biggest pan I have; however, you can use what works for you and your family.  This recipe makes enough for 4 people with leftovers for lunch, so it will definitely feed a hungry crowd.

Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Pineapple Chicken Ingredients


2 tsp. oil

1 pound chicken cut into 1-inch cubes

medium onion cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup fresh pineapple

3 cloves minced garlic

1 pinch red pepper flakes (use more or less depending on your taste)

1 tsp freshly grated ginger (about a ½” knob)

¾ cup orange juice

¼ cup low sodium soy sauce

1/3 cup chicken broth

¼ cup brown sugar

2 TBSP corn starch

2 tsp sesame seeds

¼ cup sliced green onion for garnish

Pineapple Chicken in Pan


Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and add to pan.

Cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through.

Add the onion and pineapple to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender.  Add the ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 30 seconds more.

In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, broth, brown sugar, and corn starch.

Add the sauce mixture to the pan and bring to a boil.  Cook until the sauce has thickened.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion. 

Serve over a bed of rice.

So, so delicious!

Pineapple Chicken over a bed of Rice

Here’s to a mouthwatering one-pan wonder of a meal that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy on a busy night and RESETTING your life!


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