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PINEAPPLE FIRECRACKER CHICKEN

This recipe is so easy, so flavorful, and so amazing you seriously don’t want to miss it.

Sweet heat pineapple firecracker chicken!

CookingAddic A sweet and spicy pineapple firecracker chicken. This 30 minute meal is studded with sweet mini peppers, fragrant onions, and sweet pineapple chunks, The chicken thighs stays nice and tender and is absolutely delicious. You can cut down on the sugar if you want, but keep in mind this does have a kick to it, and the sugar helps soften that a bit. Adjust according to personal preference.

Dole pineapple chunks can be used in firecracker chicken

Pineapple Firecracker Chicken is a classic firecracker chicken with a sweet pineapple twist. This savory dinner is slathered in a sweet heat sauce you won't be able to get enough of. Great midweek meal.
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbs minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups sweet mini peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 16 ounces Frozen Dole Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Tbs Sriracha
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs corn starch
    Garnish
  • Green onion
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into even sized pieces.
  2. Chop up onion and peppers into nickle sized pieces
  3. Heat 3 Tbs olive oil in a wok over medium-high heat
  4. Add minced garlic, chicken, sesame oil, salt and pepper, and cook until just browned about 1-2 minutes
  5. Remove from wok, leave some of the juices/oil behind.
  6. Add onions and peppers to pan and saute for 30 seconds, add in Dole Pineapple Chunks,
  7. Add sriracha, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and rice vinegar.
  8. Bring to a low boil, add chicken back in, and corn starch, stir well and immediately so corn starch doesn't form lumps. it will help the sauce thicken.
  9. Let simmer for 6-8 minutes until chicken is cooked through, and sauce is thickened.
  10. Remove and serve over rice! Garnish with green onion and red pepper flakes if desired

Pineapple Firecracker Chicken is a delicious chicken dinner option