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Spicy Pineapple Chicken

This Spicy Pineapple Chicken is a one-pan dish that is loaded with sweet & spicy flavor. Tender chicken, crisp peppers and juicy pineapple are cooked in a perfect asian inspired sauce.
Course Main Course
Keyword gluten free, paleo, whole 30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 414kcal
Author Sara

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs cubed
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tbls Fresh Ginger grated
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Tbls Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tbls Avocado Oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion cut into chunks
  • 2 Jalapeños sliced
  • 1 14.5 Can Pineapple Chunks drained
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbls Green Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Tbls Arrowroot Starch
  • 1 Tbls Water

Instructions

  • Drain the pineapple reserving 1/2 cup of the juice
    Make the sauce by adding the coconut aminos, pineapple juice, lime juice, hot sauce, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes to a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Use sharp kitchen shears to cube your chicken thighs. Season with some salt and pepper. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Brown the chicken for 4-5 minutes and then set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add a little more oil. Then add the bell peppers, red onion and jalapeño. Sauté for 3 minutes. Then the chicken gets added back in with the drained pineapple. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet. Whisk together arrowroot starch and water and add to the skillet. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through.
  • When done, serve over cauliflower rice (for Whole30) or regular rice (not Whole30) and top with fresh green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1318mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 932IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg