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9.06.2013

Foodie Goodie | Hawaiian Chicken.

Thinking of what to serve your kids this weekend?
Here's a sweet and tangy chicken dish that my four-year-old loves - aside from the usual fried chicken and his all-time favorite chicken curry. I'm pretty sure your little ones will enjoy this, too.


Hawaiian Chicken

Ingredients:
500 grams boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Hawaiian Sauce
1 can pineapple chunks
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon flour

Procedure:
1. Rub chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
2. Place flour on a plate and coat the chicken on both sides with flour, pressing to make sure it adheres. Shake off excess flour.
3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces to the skillet. Cook by batches to make sure that the skillet doesn't get too crowded.  Add more oil if necessary.
4. Sauté chicken for 4 minutes,until it turns golden brown . Adjust the heat  if needed.
5. Turn the cutlets and continue to sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until chicken is brown on all sides and cooked throughout. Transfer the chicken pieces to a plate and set aside.
6. Next, make the sauce by adding the pineapple chunks (juice included), brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, cloves, paprika and salt. Return the skillet to medium heat and stir for a minute.
7. Add the tablespoon of flour and continue to heat the sauce, stirring to collect any remaining juices and brown bits from pan, and allowing it to thicken slightly.
8. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve with white rice.

As seen on Spoonful. Shared with Food Friday and Food Trip Friday.

13 replies:

Tammy Graham said...

This both looks and sounds delicious. Loving pineapple always helps!!

Maria Long said...

sounds yummy hope you will come link up to friday food frenzy this week. http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/showcase-food-recipes-friday-food-frenzy-96.html

Christy Maurer said...

I loveeeee Hawaiian Chicken! That look so yummy and easy! Thanks for sharing it!

mail4rosey said...

This would be something the family would enjoy. I know the kids here would like that the chicken is in strips rather than being whole. Thanks for sharing. :)

earthlingorgeous said...

This sounds yummerz! Will try it out soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kathy Ngo said...


Oooohhh my son loves chicken and he also loves pineapples. For sure, he would love this!

Dhadha G. said...

I bet my lil kiddo will surely loves this! Super fave nya chicken, kahit anong luto. Hihi. Thanks for sharing the recipe sis! :)

Mom-Friday said...

This is similar to sweet and sour pork - but with chicken! I think my kids will like this too since they like pineapples. :)

roviedear said...

this is a good recipe!! Looked at it and i think manageable sya gawin and pwede ko sya lutuin :D

Franc said...

The chicken looks very rich in taste and has a nice complement with the pineapple.

Levy said...

This looks yummy, I am sure my little boy will like this. I am writing the recipe and I hope I can cook this dish this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Danielle Miller said...

MY kids would love this! Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

maiylah said...

oooh, interesting! saving this recipe ...

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Czjai
enjoy the rest of the week!