When you are in a hurry or feeling lazy you want to be able to make dinner quickly. And is it too much ask that it tastes good too? No, we don’t think so. We think it should be a normal thing. Fast, easy, AND delicious! This Hawaiian Chicken is a meal that is fast, easy, and delicious. One that you will want to keep and use again and again. Over and over. Your family will ask for it at least once a month, if not more. So, stock up on pineapple…you awesome Hawaiian Chicken maker, you!
Frozen fruit is a great way to keep “fresh” fruit on hand for baked goods and recipes. Just thaw what you need.
Hawaiian Chicken Ingredients:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 16 oz pineapple tidbits (we use frozen tidbits but canned works great too!)
- 1/4 cup honey (or 3 tablespoons of brown sugar)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cloves and ginger (or cloves and cinnamon, or cinnamon and ginger…one of those combos)
- 3 tablespoons flour (if needed, use the gluten-free substitute)
Cut chicken breast in half lengthwise for extra thick pieces. It will cook faster!
Mixing the flour with a bit of water to create a paste and then adding that mixture will help your sauce not be lumpy
- Melt your butter in a large skillet. (we use a cast iron one…like this!) Add chicken and cook about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- Add the pineapple, soy sauce, honey, sugar, and spices to the pan scraping the bottom a bit to bring up the browned bits. Let come to a boil.
- Turn the heat down a bit. Push aside the pineapple and add the flour to the liquid, slowly…whisking with a fork as you add it.
- Add enough flour to bring the sauce to the thickness you prefer.
- Remove from heat.
Serve the chicken with sauce on rice…for the best possible gluten-free meal (in our opinion!). Of course, minute rice makes this easy!
Do you want a fast and easy bread to serve along with your Hawaiian chicken? Gotcha covered…with our 3 ingredient pull-apart bread!
UPDATE: This is a simple dish that anyone can prepare! Recently, my husband made it (he used crushed pineapple versus pineapple chunks because he wanted it more saucy) and I grabbed photos. Truly this is simple, delicious, and easy…