Pineapple Chicken Bowls

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
4 Servings
1 hr

Nothing makes me think of summer more than juicy pineapple. These Pineapple Chicken Bowls are the perfect sweet and savory combo to make on these warm nights. Now all I need is an umbrella drink and I’m set for this tropical dinner! Check out the recipe below and let us know your thoughts.

Pineapple, rum, and lime juice may sound like an odd combination but I can promise you it is AMAZING. Let’s think about this, Rum Punch, Pineapple Breeze, the list of delicious drinks go on. Phillip and I love to experiment with cocktails and when making a fresh Rum Punch we could not stop talking about how well the flavors go together and how yummy it would be on some chicken. So we did just that! The very next night Phillip took the extra pineapple and made the sauce for our  Pineapple Taco Sauce. If you haven’t checked out that dish, it’s a must try!

We chose to add rice to these bowls after a long debate on rice, barley, or cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice is the perfect substitute for many dishes but we really wanted to have something that would soak up the extra juices from this dish. The barley would give off too much crunch and a little bit of flavor itself so we decided to go with your standard jasmine rice for this Pineapple Chicken Bowl.

You can add any type of veggies you prefer to this meal but we recommend something with a crunch. Broccoli is always a favorite of ours because the flavor isn’t over powering and will take on some of the pineapple sauce. Peppers and onions can only enhance a dish too. Mixed well with the other ingredients in this meal and your have the perfect weeknight dish that will transform any night into a tropical dinner in paradise.

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 2 chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp rum
  • 1 cup pineapple roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup broccoli roughly chopped
  • 1 red, yellow or orange pepper diced
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
Toasted Sesame Rice
  • 1 ½ cups jasmine rice
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 3 cups water
Pineapple Chicken
Heat pan with 2 tbsp sesame oil over medium heat
Once hot, add chicken and cook through
Once chicken is cooked, drain the chicken juice and set the chicken aside
Heat pan over medium heat
Once heated add the soy sauce, sugar, and rum. Let sugar dissolve
Once dissolved add lime juice, 1 tsp salt, and pineapple and let simmer
Once pineapple is softened add chicken back to pan and mix well.
In separate pan saute the broccoli, peppers, onions, 1 tsp salt, pepper, and garlic powder
Saute until softened and add to the pineapple sauce with the chicken
Toasted Sesame Rice
Heat large saute pan or wok with 2 tbsp sesame oil
Once hot add rice and chili powder and mix rice well so it is all coated by the oil
Let rice toast. Once toasted add rice to boiling water and let cook down until fully done
Serve the pineapple chicken over the toasted sesame rice and enjoy!
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