Pineapple Chicken can be baked or stir fried then smothered in sticky sweet pineapple sauce with a ginger Sriracha kick that is WAY better than takeout.
This Pineapple Chicken recipe might just become your favorite chicken – ever. Every bite is a an explosion of tropical flavor paradise and you can customize it with any veggies, rice, noodles/zoodles, etc! There are so many ways to eat these delicious Pineapple Ginger Chicken!
Pineapple Chicken Recipe
Since I started blogging last year, I have discovered the best and hardest part for me are the food pictures. “Best” because I now love taking pictures (its been quite the learning curve from never picking up a nice camera before – evidence in all my early pics to these Pineapple Chicken pics). “Worst” because I have to look at the pics and then I get hungry.
Guys, like I’m hungry all the time.
Or maybe hungry isn’t the best word – I am craving all the time. I’m usually craving whatever I am posting next because as I sit here and decide what pictures to post, and relive the flavors of every bite so I can try and describe them (but never do them justice) – my mouth begins to water and my belly begins to yearn. Yearn for Sticky Pineapple Chicken.
Another thing about being a food blogger is we are always concocting and perfecting new recipes so once they get photographed and posted, its onto something new because the weeks keep coming and we need to keep posting. Its always a bittersweet “goodbye” of deliciousness. But not this time. Not you Sticky Pineapple Chicken, I just love you too much to part!
– And this is when I proceeded to stop writing and make my Pineapple Chicken – again –
Hello gorgeous. I missed you.
What is in Pineapple Chicken?
It felt so freeing to feed my cravings. My cravings for sticky sweet pineapple sauce concocted of tropical pineapple juice, pineapple preserves, soy sauce, sweet brown sugar, tangy red wine vinegar, garlic and a kick of ginger and sriracha. I love this sauce. I love this sauce smothering every nook and cranny of baked chicken breaded in spiced flour with ginger, paprika, garlic and onion so every bite is an explosion of tropical flavor paradise. Far better than any restaurant as far as my critic is concerned. I agree with my critic on this one.
How to make Pineapple chicken
I used my traditional preparation method of breading and baking chicken for tender, flavorful crispy morsels BUT the aforementioned time I interrupted this post to make it, I stir fried the chicken after shaking in some cornstarch and the spices instead. The chicken doesn’t get crispy, but it is still out-of-this-world nestled in a soft spiced breading.
So, if you are short on time or patience, I recommend the stir fry method which I have also included in the recipe instructions. Either. way, just make this Pineapple Chicken. LOVE this chicken. Repeat. Repeat often so I can live vicariously through you. Aaaannd you can live vicariously through me for all the recipe posts you haven’t made yet. Win. Win. And even bigger win when you make this chicken.
Sticky Pineapple Chicken. Don’t keep her waiting.
If you love Chinese fakeout takeout, be sure to check out my Beef and Broccoli, Mongolian Chicken, Mongolian Beef, General Tso’s Chicken, Cashew Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Kung Pao Shrimp, Sesame Chicken, Coconut Cashew Chicken, just to name a few!
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