Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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What Started it all:
chicken, pineapple

This sweet and spicy pineapple chicken recipe is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. It’s packed with tropical flavors that will transport you to the islands. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner with your loved ones.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups of pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and minced garlic, and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  3. In the meantime, combine the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch in a small bowl, whisking well to ensure there are no lumps.
  4. Add the pineapple chunks to the pan with the chicken and sauté for a couple of minutes until heated through.
  5. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the chicken and pineapple and stir well.
  6. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and coat the chicken and pineapple.
  7. Serve the sweet and spicy pineapple chicken over a bed of steamed rice, garnished with chopped green onions.

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