Just when you thought I was off my Asian kick…
Time for a new recipe for Pineapple Chicken with Homemade General Tso Sauce!
Ingredients for the chicken:
3 Chicken Breasts
2 Slices Pineapple (canned, in pineapple juice)
2 Tablespoons Pineapple Juice (from the can)
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 Hot Cherry Pepper, diced
1/2 Onion, diced or sliced however you desire
1 teaspoon Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Teriyaki Sauce
1 Bag Steamfresh Snow Peas, cooked
3 Servings Instant Brown Rice
Ingredients for the sauce:
2-3 Tablespoons Teriyaki Sauce
2 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 pinch Light Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Honey
1 teaspoon Garlic
1 teaspoon (or more) Sriracha Hot Sauce
1 teaspoon Cornstarch (plus 1 teaspoon Cold Water)
1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds
This amazing dish was so simple!!
For the chicken: Start by sauteeing the onions and garlic in a grill pan with 1 teaspoon Olive Oil. Cut your chicken breasts into small pieces or 1-2 inch long slices and add into the grill pan. Season with the Cayenne Pepper. After chicken is almost cooked (just a few minutes) add the rest of the “chicken” ingredients EXCEPT the snow peas and brown rice (the peas will fall apart if they are added in too early). Mix to combine well with the sauce. It shouldn’t be too saucy.
For the sauce: Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, combine the Teriyaki Sauce through the Sriracha Hot Sauce and stir with a whisk. Toast the sesame seeds and add them into the sauce. Now, stir a teaspoon of corn starch in with a teaspoon of cold water in a separate container. Add the cornstarch mixture into the sauce, lowering the heat to medium. Stir the sauce until it becomes thick.
Serve the chicken mixture over some brown rice and spoon the sauce ontop for a quick, healthy, spicy & sweet dinner!