Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pineapple Chicken

Photo:  Matt    Food Stylist:  Jason

1½ cups uncooked basmati rice
2 cups water
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in syrup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
Seasoned Flour Mix:
     ¾ cup flour
     ½ teaspoon salt
     ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
     1½ teaspoons paprika                                               
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
   cut into chunks              
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 green onions, chopped

In a medium saucepan bring basmati rice and water to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Drain pineapple, making sure to reserve ½ cup of syrup.  Set pineapple chunks aside for later.  In asmall bowl combine syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce.  Set aside. 

Combine Seasoned Flour Mix ingredients in a large resealable bag.  Put chicken into bag and shake to coat.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add half of the chicken at a time, and cook until chicken is lightly browned.  Set aside.  Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and second batch of chicken.  While cooking the second batch of chicken, add bell pepper to the pan right before chicken is completely cooked.  Return all chicken to pan.  Pour pineapple juice mixture over chicken.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add pineapple chunks and green onions.  Stir to heat.   Serve over bed of basmati rice.


  1. That looks so good! I need to try that sometime. I just found your blog, and it looks great. I love that description of yourself at the top. Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I'm adding you to my reader - I'm intrigued...

  3. This looks absolutely delish. I did a similar recipe on my blog but I think this one looks even better so will have to give it a try!

  4. looks amazing, i'm definitely adding this to my next menu plan!!

  5. Yum, can't wait to try this recipe!

  6. Looks absolutely delicious!!! Thanx for sharing... XoXo

  7. Mmm - this looks and sounds delicious!!