Hawaiian Chicken with moist chicken thighs, crisp bell peppers, juicy pineapples, and a sweet and tangy sauce you'll love with steamed rice! With stovetop, oven or crockpot options, it's perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
- 3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded and cubed
- 1/2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cubed
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 thumb size ginger, peeled and minced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 cup pineapple juice (reserved from canned pineapples)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
Trim chicken thighs of excess fat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
In a wide pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add bell peppers and cook for about 30 to 40 seconds or until tender-crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
In the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add chicken in a single layer and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Drain excess oil in the pan except for about 1 tablespoon.
Add onions, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until softened and aromatic.
In a bowl, combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, broth or water, and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add to the pan and bring to a boil.
Add browned chicken.
Cover, lower heat, and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Add pineapples and bell peppers and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Stir until smooth.
Slowly add cornstarch slurry to the pan, stirring to prevent lumps. Continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 35.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg