Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Has the kind of flavor both kids and adults love! Cooks really fast.
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
- 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained with juice reserved
- 1⁄2 cup fat-free chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mild chili powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon clove
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- hot cooked rice
- Mix together vinegar, ginger, and chicken in a bowl, making sure chicken is coated.
- In a skillet, heat 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice, broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and cloves; bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
- Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Mix together cornstarch with water, set aside.
- Add pineapple, tomatoes, green onions, and cornstarch mixture, and cook, stirring, until chicken is thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes.
- Serve with rice, if desired.
I used my new pressure cooker to make this recipe, omitting the cherry tomatoes and cloves. I added some hot sauce, salt, and pepper. It was nice, but next time I'll add even more spices.
My family found this more of an "okay". The cloves brought an odd flavor that we're not used to in this sort of dish. The family thought that it lacked flavor, but I think they just noticed the lack of garlic and either salt or soy sauce. Overall, the basic taste was a little more bland than we like. However, I like the basic recipe itself and the idea of experimenting with pineapple, cloves, and ginger--they go well together. Next time, I think I'll add a little minced garlic, and salt. I think soy sauce would overpower it and make it just another teriyaki style recipe. I think I might increase the worcestshire as well, but not by very much. For me, this recipe is a good start, but not quite there yet.
Something about this recipe didnt work for me. I didnt like the idea of the cherry tomatoes - so I did without them. It was easy and quick and its worth another try - next time I'l do without the cloves and use a bit more chili powder and maybe salt & pepper.