PINEAPPLE CHICKEN AND RICE

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any color)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned, drained if canned)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (reserved from canned pineapple or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Chicken:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
    • Add chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  2. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In the same skillet, add onion and bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
    • Add garlic and ginger, and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Prepare Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and rice vinegar.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • Return chicken to the skillet.
    • Add pineapple chunks and the prepared sauce.
    • Stir well to coat the chicken and vegetables with the sauce.
  5. Cook and Simmer:
    • Let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the pineapple chicken over cooked jasmine rice.
    • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving):
(Approximate values)
Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 850mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g


Enjoy your Pineapple Chicken and Rice! Let me know if there’s anything else you need.

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