The other day I went to Costco, while hungry. (Disclaimer: NEVER a good idea.) I ended up buying an outrageous amount of pineapple and couldn’t possibly eat it all before it went bad. There’s not a lot of recipes that use pineapple other than smoothies, so I decided to whip up some pineapple chicken in hopes that I could put that pineapple to good use,
When it comes to cooking, I’m no master. I like dishes that are easy to cook with minimal ingredients. I was so surprised how fast and easy this recipe was.
I first took two chicken breasts, cut them up into bite sized pieces, and cooked them on the stove top. I like to use coconut oil most of the time, but I’ll occasionally use olive oil as well. Once they were finished cooking, I added in about a cup of fresh pineapple (with a little bit of pineapple juice), also cut into bite sized pieces. After the pineapple, I added a cup of already steamed broccoli. Once that cooks for a minute or two, I added in the sauce. For the sauce, I kept it simple. I combined 2 tablespoons of tamari (gluten free soy sauce) with 2 tablespoons of honey. Once you pour in the sauce, let it simmer in the pan for a minute or two. Serve with cooked white rice and additional fresh pineapple for a bit of extra flavor.
What I love about this dish is you can make it a bit different every single time. Sometimes I add in a bit of teriyaki sauce or some sesame oil to change it up a little bit. This is definitely a recipe that doesn’t require exact measurements, but is something you can doctor to your exact tastes. (Luckily, it also makes it difficult to mess up!)
Serves: 2-3 people
- 2 chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 2 cups of fresh pineapple (1 cup to be cooked with the chicken and 1 cup for garnish)
- 1 cup of steamed broccoli
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce (optional)
- Cut up chicken breasts into bite size pieces and cook in skillet for about 4-5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked
- Add 1 cup of pineapple to the skillet (with a few tablespoons of pineapple juice if possible)
- Add 1 cup of steamed broccoli to the skillet. Let cook for 1-2 minutes
- Add in sauce (2 tbsp tamari, 2 tbsp honey, optional 1 tbsp teriyaki)
- Let simmer for 1-2 minutes
- Serve over steamed white rice and garnish with leftover fresh pineapple
I hope you try and enjoy this delicious health conscious and super easy recipe. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.