Chicken with Pineapple
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
We pretty much just eat chicken and we had run out of ways to cook it and I found this recipe and decided to try it. The Pineapple chicken was not only good but was something different. My husband and I really enjoyed it and will be making it time and time again, it was that good. I thought it would be to sweet it wasn't it was just right.
To my taste, the recipe lacked brilliance and intensity of flavor. Made as written, it just lacked flavor. It was okay, but simply one of those recipes where you ask yourself, "It needs something. What?" I had already added poultry seasoning to the flour dredge. Like others, I used all the pineapple juice, and could have had so much more for the amount of rice we needed. I brightened the sauce by adding ground ginger and garlic powder, and then found it perfectly delightful.
Made this last night
It is super easy and I do increase the sauce because it is so good. To add a little more zest I have fixed it with several different variations. Try adding chopped cashews to give some crunch and some chopped scallions. Sliced sweet peppers give it some crunch and kick up the flavor. I don't add any kind of strong flavors because I want to taste the honey and pineapple. But I do like to add some sesame seeds.
This was very good. We like more sauce than what the recipe made, so I doubled it, but it could have even been quadrupled.
I don’t know what everyone is complaining about other then then desperate need to complain. I made this according to the recipe and it was delicious. The only thing I added was a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Tastes just like the pineapple chicken we get at our favorite Chinese restaurant.
Very easy and quick but no flavor and not nearly enough sauce. I agree with others that it needs green pepper, onion—something!
My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I did make it my own. I doubled all the ingredients and used a 20oz pineapple chunks. I also use boneless chicken thighs. I did use all the juice and the sauce turned out really, really good. I used instant brown rice and that added a chewy taste.
Why do people review a recipe when they do everything except make the recipe. It is not the recipe when one adds all the extra stuff. If you want your recipe on the site and your name then submit your recipe. But please tell the truth about this recipe as printed.
I knew that the recipe as is, was not going to have enough flavor. So I gave it three stars for that. That being said, I tweaked it as follows: I used one red bell pepper, seeded, and sliced thin. I also added one 15 oz can of chicken broth to make more juice. I did save the pineapple juice and used that with the cornstarch. I also added two scallions, sliced and used the green part for color in the dish.I also added one jalapeno, seeded, and sprinkled in some red chili pepper flakes for heat. I like it sweet and hot! I guess this really qualifies as my own recipe, and not fair for me to critique this one. But this recipe is a good base for however you want to change it!