Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Sticky Pineapple Chicken

This is what I made for dinner on Wednesday evening and my first time cooking with  hoisin sauce, which we bought at Kroger. 

The sauce for this was delicious and we could taste the pineapple in there. This will definitely be a keeper as I'll be making this again. 

Sticky Pineapple Chicken


1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup low sodium chicken stock
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 Tablespoon olive oil
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup diced pineapple
1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews (optional)
Rice, for serving


In a medium saucepan, whisk together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, chicken stock, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, garlic and cornstarch. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the mixture has reduced to about 1 cup and is the consistency of thick syrup. Set the sauce aside.

Add oil to a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. 
Add the chicken to the pan and season it with salt and pepper, and onion powder. 
Cook the chicken, stirring, until it is no longer pink, about 10-15 minutes. Add the sauce to the pan and stir until combined. 
Add pineapple and cashews and cook for an additional minute.
Serve over a bed of rice.

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  1. This sounds delicious! We love both pineapple & chicken, so I'll add it to our menu for next week. Thankfully I already have all the ingredients. Thank you for sharing.

    1. You're welcome, Ms. Goose. I hope you like it, it's definitely a keeper for us.

  2. I have overripe pineapple that needs to be used right away. Thank you for this recipe!

  3. The next time you make a stew add a good cup or so of Hoisin Sauce - it makes it so rich and adds just a touch of sweetness. To counter that I serve it with mashed potatoes to which I add some prepared horseradish - that tang balances the sweetness perfectly.

    1. Oh wow, that sounds so good, Margie.I will definitely give that a try. Thank you.

  4. We love hoisin sauce! If you find that you like cooking with it, you may want to check out an Asian grocer, as you can typically get it for about 1/4 of the price of a standard store.

  5. Sounds good but anything with Hoisin sauce and cashews is a winner in my book!

    1. We love cashews. I love the cashew chicken in the Chinese restaurants. So good.


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