Friday, 28 November 2014

Honey Pineapple Chicken

This chicken dish.  Honey Pineapple Chicken...with garlic and sriracha.

This is a share-worthy recipe.  What started out as one recipe became something else altogether as I started substituting ingredients to accomodate what I had in the cupboard.

It's not much to look at, as the photos really don't do it justice.  It's dark outside when I get home from work, and I just haven't figured out the best way to take a decent photo indoors at night... while stirring, and yelling at kids and dogs all at the same time.  I don't much like the short days this time of year... they make me want to put on my pajamas as soon as I get home.

Did you know that 2 packets of soy sauce from Chinese take-out equal one tablespoon exactly?  An empty bottle of soy sauce in the cupboard led me to this discovery.  You're welcome.

This is incredibly tasty, and so very easy.  Brown some chicken breasts, mix up a quick sauce to pour over them, and finish off in the oven.  The addition of red wine vinegar to the sauce results in very tender chicken. Serve over rice.

See?  Easy.  Totally do-able on a work night.

I expected leftovers, but I was out of luck.  And I will likely make this again before the week is over.

Honey Pineapple Chicken

4 - 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, seasoned to taste
1 can crushed pineapple in juice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Brown chicken breasts in a small amount of oil over medium heat.  I seasoned them lightly with salt, pepper, and quick shake of Montreal Chicken Spice.

Meanwhile, strain crushed pineapple to separate the juice.  You should end up with about a cup of pineapple juice.  Combine the pineapple juice, honey, 1/2 cup of water, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, sriracha, and garlic in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Simmer for a few minutes and remove from heat.  Combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water to make a slurry, and whisk gradually into the sauce.  Return to heat and bring back to a boil, simmering for a few minutes to thicken.  Stir in crushed pineapple.

Place browned chicken breasts in a casserole dish and cover with prepared sauce.  Bake in a 350°F oven for 25 - 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through.  Cook time will vary depending on the size of your chicken breasts.

Serve over hot, cooked rice.  I used jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk, but any plain rice will do... the sauce is the star of the show here!


  1. Mmm this looks delicious! I bet my kids would really get a kick out of this!

  2. I'm always looking for new ways to make chicken and I know my family would love your recipe. Will try it this upcoming week.

  3. Totally pinning that, it looks amazing!!!!!!! I love pineapple sauces, especially over rice, so good!!

  4. Honey and chicken has one of those simple magical touches doesn't it! I agree, that these kind of dishses never look that flash on the plate, but they always taste amazing!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  5. Oh wow. This sounds really good!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. Sounds delicious.

  7. This dish looks so good. I love all the flavors in it. Thank you for sharing at The Southern Special.

  8. Honey, pineapple, and sriracha? Sounds yummy to me! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  9. Looks amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  10. That's a meal my husband would enjoy. Thank you for linking up to Thursday Favorite Things and we hope to see you again next week!

  11. Yes this is a winner! My husband would love it. He really loves pineapple!! I would love if you would stop by and share on my Friday Favorites linkup!

  12. I love the flavors of this recipe. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  13. Your Chicken dish looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  14. Looks delicious! Thanks for adding this to the Healthy Living Link Party. We hope you will come back next Wednesday.

  15. Yum! This looks so good! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty


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