Pineapple chicken. Incorporate sweet pineapples into savory stir-fried chicken to create contrasting levels of flavors. Showcasing the deliciousness of succulent chicken and juicy pineapple cooked in delectable sauce, this simple stir fry recipe makes for a statement side dish for your next dinner.
Some recipes keep surprising us. Like this extra ordinary combo of sweet pineapple and savory chicken. And a beautiful sweet and sour sauce that balances out the flavors in this dish. In short, this pineapple chicken celebrates the delicious combo of sweet and savory.
Soy pineapple sauce
Start with the basic sauce to flavor this dish. A simple combo of pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, chicken stock and hoisin sauce. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. You’ll also need a little corn flour dissolved in water to thicken the sauce. Simmer this mixture for about 5 minutes or until it turns into a thick syrup.
Let’s make pineapple chicken
While the sauce is simmering, you can start with stir frying chicken. Season chicken strips and stir fry in a little oil for about 4-5 minutes. Once the chicken is browned, add in the veggies (bell peppers and red onions). When they turn crisp tender, stir in the sauce and stir fry for another 3-4 minutes. Finally, pineapple chunks, fresh or canned, goes into the pan. Give this a quick stir fry, and you’re done.
Finish off with a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds, toasted cashew nuts, and spring onions. Delicious pineapple chicken to serve with rice or noodles!
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