Potluck Polynesian Chicken Recipe

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Sassy in da South

Had this delicious dish at a potluck over the weekend and the hostess was very kind to share her recipe with me and I wanted to share with ya'll.

Top Review by Kristin N.

This is one of my favorite recipes! Found it in a magazine years ago. My only tweaks are that I reduce the vinegar to 1/4 cup and I use red and yellow peppers for color (I also cut them into chunks, not strips). There is no way to mess up this recipe, so give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a separate shallow bowl.
  3. Dip chicken in buttermilk and dredge in flour mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned; transfer to baking pan.
  5. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to equal 1½ cups liquid.
  6. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Add pineapple liquid, vinegar, soy sauce and ginger.
  7. Stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over chicken.
  8. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Add pineapple and green pepper strips. Bake 15 minutes longer, or until chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center.
  9. Serve over rice, if using.

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