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This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 

This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 

I love easy weeknight meals made with chicken breast that I can throw together in less than 20 minutes like my popular Honey Chicken Recipe. This Sweet and Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with a sweet pineapple sauce and tossed with fresh pineapple and everyone loves it!

It reminds me so much of summer days spent in Hawaii devouring pineapple for an afternoon snack. This sweet and tangy sauce pairs perfectly with chicken.

This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 

INGREDIENTS:

This Pineapple Chicken is made with only 8 ingredients and is so easy to throw together.

  • ChickenI suggest using boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Pineapple Juiceuse fresh pineapple juice in a can or carton.
  • Soy Sauce — this adds the perfect amount of saltiness to the dish. You can also substitute tamari sauce if you prefer gluten-free.
  • Sweet Chili Saucea popular sweet and sour sauce made with sugar, picked red chilis, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. You can find the Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce in most grocery stores in the Asian section. Trader Joe’s also carries their own sweet chili sauce.
  • Cornstarchthis helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Gingeruse fresh ginger or dried ginger. If using dried ginger, reduce the ginger amount to 1/4 teaspoon. 
  • Oiljust need a touch of oil to put in the skillet to cook the chicken.
  • Fresh Pineappleadd the fresh pineapple right before serving for extra sweetness.

Optional: Cashews, Almonds, and fresh Cilantro. I love to serve this with Homemade Coconut Rice

This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 

 

How to make Sticky Pineapple Chicken:

  1. Start by cutting the chicken into bite-size pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, make the sticky pineapple sauce. Add the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, sweet chili sauce, cornstarch, and ginger to a pot and let cook and thicken for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Once the chicken has cooked through, add the sauce to the chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 

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Serve this Sweet and Sticky Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Rice

STORAGE:

This Hawaiian Chicken can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat it, I suggest heating it in a skillet.

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Sticky Pineapple Chicken

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Breast (cut into bite-size pieces)1
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon Dried Ginger)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Pineapple (sliced)

Optional: fresh cilantro, almonds, cashews)

    Instructions 

    • Start by cutting the chicken into bite-size pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink. 
    • Meanwhile, make the sticky pineapple sauce. Add the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, sweet chili sauce, cornstarch, and ginger to a pot and let cook and thicken for about 5 minutes. 
    • Once the chicken has cooked through, add the sauce to the chicken and toss to coat. Fold in fresh pineapple slices. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and cashews, if using.

    Notes

    • Chicken -- I suggest using boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces.
    • Pineapple Juice -- use fresh pineapple juice in a can or carton.
    • Soy Sauce -- this adds the perfect amount of saltiness to the dish. You can also substitute tamari sauce if you prefer gluten-free.
    • Sweet Chili Sauce -- a popular sweet and sour sauce made with sugar, picked red chilis, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. You can find the Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce in most grocery stores in the Asian section. Trader Joe's also carries their own sweet chili sauce.
    Optional: Cashews, Almonds, and fresh Cilantro. I love to serve this with Homemade Coconut Rice

    Nutrition

    Calories: 372kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 1465mg, Potassium: 837mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 93IU, Vitamin C: 38mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

    Additional Info

    Course: Lunch or Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 372
    Keyword: hawaiian chicken, pineapple chicken, sticky pineapple chicken
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    This Sticky Pineapple Chicken is made with chicken tossed in pineapple juice, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and fresh pineapple. This Hawaiian Chicken is perfectly sweet and sticky! 


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    10 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      I love chicken and I, always on the hunt for chicken recipes. Made this the other night and it was really good. The sauce didn’t thicken up. Not sure if that’s what makes it sticky. Next time I will add more cornstarch and hopefully that will thicken it up. You add the fresh pineapple in step three, but will need to pat dry it since taking it straight from the can made the sauce runnier from the extra juice.

    2. 5 stars
      Made this for dinner last night & it was absolutely delicious! My very picky husband loved it, as did I! I was pressed for time, so used ground ginger & added some garlic powder ( I add garlic to everything!) Normally I use fresh ingredients, though. This recipe was so easy, fast & very tasty! Definitely added to my rotation! Thank you!

      1. That’s one of my favorite things about this recipe too, it can be so simple and easy! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for trying it out!

    3. 5 stars
      This was delicious! I like that the recipe wasn’t complicated and the sauce was sweet but not over the top.
      I also noticed it didn’t say what to do with the fresh pineapple so it in the pan for the last few minutes of cooking and added some cashew pieces!