One Pan Pineapple Chicken

Quick dinners, that are bursting with flavor, are something we all need. Only when I’m forced into eating quick on the road, do I opt for fast food and then I feel guilty. I prefer to make my own fast food and that is what this post is all about. I like to know I’m eating good, healthy food.

One Pan Pineapple Chicken

This one pan dinner happened because I was short on time. I had thawed some chicken tenderloins, thinking I would make something else for dinner. Then a friend stopped by and we talked way too long. I looked at the clock and knew dinner had to be something quick. I wanted something with Asian flavors. I didn’t have any rice sitting in the refrigerator, already cooked to turn into fried rice, which is one of my favorites, so I decided to cook the rice with the chicken. It worked out great! I used regular long grain rice and other pantry staples that I always keep on hand.
Dinner turned out delicious and I made it in record time. The fact that it was very healthy was an added bonus.

One Pan Pineapple Chicken

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One Pan Pineapple Chicken
 
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There is plenty of flavor in this quick and easy, one pan dinner.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Cup uncooked rice
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Cup frozen peas
  • 1 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits (or chunks) drained, save juice
  • ¼ Cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • additional pineapple juice
Instructions
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until just barely browned, it doesn't need to be cooked through.

  2. Add the uncooked rice and saute for a minute. Measure drained pineapple juice and add enough extra to equal 2 cups. Add pineapple juice and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.

  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until rice is cooked. Uncover pan, if there is extra liquid, continue cooking until liquid is reduced.

  4. Serves 4-6.

 

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2 thoughts on “One Pan Pineapple Chicken

  1. When do you add the other ingredients (bell pepper, frozen peas, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger?

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