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pineapple chicken over rice on a plate

Pineapple Chicken


  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Make it a Make-Your-Own-Take-Out night with this sweet and savory Pineapple Chicken. Crispy chicken is cooked in a sweet pineapple sauce. Serve over rice for a dinner that is sure to be a hit!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  3. Put the cornstarch in a shallow dish. Put the eggs in a separate dish. Place the oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Working in batches, dredge the chicken in the cornstarch, then dip in the egg. Add to the hot oil and brown on all sides. The chicken does not need to be cooked through, you are just browning the outsides to get a crispy exterior. Transfer the chicken to a 9×13-inch baking dish and continue with the remaining chicken.
  4. In a bowl, combine the pineapple juice, pineapple preserves, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and chili garlic sauce. Pour over the top of the chicken.
  5. Bake the chicken for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Calculated nutrition assumes 50% oil absorption.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 524
  • Sugar: 36 g
  • Sodium: 477 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 185 mg

Keywords: pineapple chicken, chicken and pineapple