Waikiki Beach Chicken

photo by Halcyon Eve photo by Halcyon Eve
photo by Halcyon Eve
Ready In:
1hr 32mins




  • Heat oven to 350*.
  • Coat chicken with flour.
  • Heat oil in large frying pan and brown chicken on all sides.
  • Remove to a shallow roasting pan.
  • Arrange pieces skin side up.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare sauce: Drain pineapple syrup into a 2 cup measuring cup.
  • Add water to make 1 1/4 cups.
  • Mix in cornstarch to dissolve.
  • In medium saucepan combine sugar, syrup with cornstarch, vinegar, soysauce, ginger and bouillon cube.
  • Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Pour over chicken.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Add pineapple slices and peppers.
  • Bake 30 minutes more.
  • Serve with rice and enjoy!

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  1. Dawn399
    My family loved this recipe. The recipe makes ample sauce which has a sweet and sour taste. We served the chicken over white rice and the sauce added flavor to the rice also. Try this recipe, it's a nice dish to serve to guests also.
  2. Elaine 148
    I have been making this recipe since the 70's when Betty Crocker published it. It is a family favorite. I use boneless skinless chicken breasts cut up into pieces or I use chicken tenders. I also substitute red or yellow pepper for green. I use crushed pineapple if that is what I have on hand and sometimes if I make a large amount I use crushed and chunked pineapple together. I don't use bouillion cubes but I do use a tsp. of chicken base. Served over white or brown rice and you have homemade sweet and sour chicken good enough for company.
  3. jmarden
    This is incredibly good! I made it with bonelss skinless breasts. My daughter loved it and made it at her sisters house a couple of nights later. We'll be making this often.
  4. Z5370
    Made this for dinner last night. DD's liked it but didn't want seconds. DS loved it and even had thirds. I ate til I was nearly ashamed of myself and DH had thirds also. I had some of the sauce leftover and will eat it with rice today. I used unsweetened pineapple and Dh thought that they were a little too tart but I thought it was perfect!!Used boneless chicken that I cut into strips and instead of baking in oven I poured sauce over the browned chicken,turned on med.low and simmered about 20 minutes! Will make often!
  5. jtrebing
    A favorite of our family for years. I use boneless chicken breasts and cut them in smaller pieces. I also use arrowroot instead of cornstarch because that is all I keep in the kitchen.



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