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Easy Pineapple Chicken

This Easy Pineapple Chicken is truly a delectable dish of sweet and sour chicken with chunks of pineapple and sweet red bell peppers-this dish is so easy to make and can be made in less than 25 minutes!

Servings: Makes 4 ( 1 cup) servings

GREEN: 4 Smartpoints per serving 

BLUE: 2 Smartpoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving

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What ingredients do I use to make this Easy Pineapple Chicken? 

Chicken: skinless, boneless chicken tenders or breast. Cut into bite size pieces.

Red Pepper: You will want to deseed and dice into small pieces. Bell peppers are great in Chinese dishes. They add great texture and flavor.  

Pineapple: you can either use fresh pineapple tidbits or canned. You will want to reserve 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice for the sauce. If you use fresh pineapple-you will want to cut it into bite size pieces. Canned pineapple is zero points on WW as long as you drain the juice. You will use 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice-which is accounted for in the point value for this recipe. 

Hoisin Sauce: a thick, fragrant sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce. It is darkly-colored in appearance and sweet and salty in taste. You can find it in the Asian area at any grocery store. 

What sweetener to use?

Brown Sugar Alternative: I use  Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener in my baking recipes. The Classic is a zero point white granulated sugar substitute and the the Golden is a zero point brown sugar substitute.  Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have. It has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar-so if you were to use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the measurement that would be equal to real sugar. If you use a different sugar alternative you’ll want to check the point value on the brand you use. They can vary in points. 

How do I make this Easy Pineapple Chicken?

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Place chicken pieces into preheated skillet or Wok. Stir-fry chicken for 5-7 minutes 

or until chicken is no longer pink and is lightly brown. Stir occasionally.

 

Meanwhile, drain the pineapple juice, and reserve 1/2 cup juice.

In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the pineapple juice, water, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar substitute, garlic, and cornstarch. 

Bring sauce to a boil and cook for an additional minute or until the sauce is thick like syrup. Remove from heat. 

Add bell peppers and pineapple tidbits to the skillet or wok. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Pour thickened sauce over the chicken and stir.

Cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve over cauliflower rice, brown rice, or white rice for addition points. Garnish with green onions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained or fresh pineapple 
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (if using canned pineapple you can use the reserved juice from the pineapple tidbits) 
  • 1 meduim red pepper, deseeded, diced 
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 2 green onions, chopped for garnish 

Directions:

  1. Spray a Wok or large skillet with non stick cooking over medium heat.
  2. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Place chicken pieces into preheated skillet or Wok. Stir-fry chicken for 5-7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and is lightly brown. Stir occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, drain the pineapple juice, and reserve 1/2 cup juice.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the pineapple juice, water, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar substitute, garlic, and cornstarch. 
  5. Bring sauce to a boil and cook for an additional minute or until the sauce is thick like syrup. Remove from heat. 
  6. Add bell peppers and pineapple tidbits to the skillet or wok. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Pour thickened sauce over the chicken and stir.
  8. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Serve over cauliflower rice, brown rice, or white rice for addition points. Garnish with green onions.

Servings: Makes 4 ( 1 cup) servings

GREEN: 4 Smartpoints per serving 

BLUE: 2 Smartpoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving

Yield: 4

Easy Pineapple Chicken

Easy Pineapple Chicken

This Easy Pineapple Chicken is truly a delectable dish of sweet and sour chicken with chunks of pineapple and sweet red bell peppers-this dish is easy to make and can be made in less than 25 minutes! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (14 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained or fresh pineapple 
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (if using canned pineapple you can use the reserved juice from the pineapple tidbits) 
  • 1 meduim red pepper, deseeded, diced 
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup zero point brown sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener) 
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 2 green onions, chopped for garnish

Instructions

    1. Spray a Wok or large skillet with non stick cooking over medium heat.
    2. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Place chicken pieces into preheated skillet or Wok. Stir-fry chicken for 5-7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and is lightly brown. Stir occasionally.
    3. Meanwhile, drain the pineapple juice, and reserve 1/2 cup juice.
    4. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the pineapple juice, water, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar substitute, garlic, and cornstarch. 
    5. Bring sauce to a boil and cook for an additional minute or until the sauce is thick like syrup. Remove from heat. 
    6. Add bell peppers and pineapple tidbits to the skillet or wok. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    7. Pour thickened sauce over the chicken and stir.
    8. Cook for another 5 minutes.
    9. Serve over cauliflower rice, brown rice, or white rice for addition points. Garnish with green onions.


Servings: Makes 4 ( 1 cup) servings


GREEN: 4 Smartpoints per serving 

BLUE: 2 Smartpoints per serving

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving

Notes

    • In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by creating a recipe in the recipe builder) not by the nutritional information. Since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn't realize there are zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional information which is not accurate.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1338mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

A. Schumacher

Saturday 27th of June 2020

I just put all of the ingredients into the recipe maker in my WW app and it came up 5 points for Blue. My Dole 14oz can of pineapple in it's own juice came up 13, by itself. Help me out here, please. I want to make this recipe, what did I do wrong?

Lindsay Kehl

Monday 6th of July 2020

Hi,

In order for the pineapple to be zero points, you'll want to drain it from the juice. You will only use 1/2 cup of the reserved pineapple juice which is 3 smart points for fresh pineapple juice. You will enter the pineapple separately which is zero points, if drained.

Thank you!

Cassie Bullinger

Monday 13th of January 2020

I made this and it was so delicious!! it has turned in to one of my favorites!! I add broccoli and Julianne carrots along with the red pepper and cut the brown sugar down to 1/4 cup. its one of my go too!! Thank you!!

Jean Middleton

Monday 2nd of December 2019

I made this last night for dinner and it was amazing - definitely in my dinner rotation.

Kelly Campbell

Friday 15th of November 2019

My daughter is gluten free. I have gf soy sauce. Any suggestions what to substitute for the hoisin?

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 15th of November 2019

Hi Kelly,

Premier Japan makes a gluten free Hoisin sauce or you could make your own variation-using sugar free BBQ sauce mixed with ginger, garlic and some Chineses five spice-that would be a great alternative as well.

Thanks so much!

Kelly

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

This was SO good and easy to make! This will be in my regular rotation from now on.

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