Fast and Easy and just one pot dinner in minutes ...
Well, two pots, one for the rice... And actually three dishes if you count a little bowl for a Corn Starch slurry... And I used a mini chopper to make some pineapple juice Slurry... And does a cutting board count when talking about a one dish meal???
But it is Fast and VERY easy and unbelievably good! The secret is to use a real fresh Pineapple. i have made this dish with canned pineapple, and while OK, the difference is very noticeable. Use the fresh and real. In this recipe it makes a difference.
My sauce does not contain any Soy Sauce, ketchup or tomato, so it may not look like it came from a fast food Chinese restaurant. But it does have plenty of layers of flavor, naturally sweet with the pineapple and naturally sour from the Rice Wine vinegar. Dare I say better than take out (you betcha).
OK... here's what I did...
- 2 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Onion, LARGE Dice (about half dollar size pieces)
- 1 Medium Red Pepper, LARGE Dice (about half dollar size pieces)
- 1 Medium Green pepper, LARGE Dice (about half dollar size pieces)
- 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, cored, sides sliced off and meat cut into LARGE Dice (about half dollar size pieces)
- 1/4 Fresh Pineapple, Cored, Sides sliced off and pureed in a mini chopper to juice
- 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
- 4 TBS Corn Starch
- 4 Tbs Water
- 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken, about 3 cups, meat removed, LARGE Dice (about half dollar size pieces)
- Serve over Rice
- In a large Frying Pan or Wok, Heat Olive Oil to just before smoking.
- Add Onions and saute until soft, about 4 minutes
- Add Peppers and continue to saute another 4 minutes
- Add Pineapple and Pineapple juice and stir
- Add Chicken Stock and stir
- Add Sugar and Rice Wine Vinegar and stir some more
- Add Chicken and once again... Stir
- Finally, in a separate small bowl, mix the Corn Starch and water to make a slurry. this will thicken the sauce and help it to stick to the chicken and vegetables
- Add Slurry to Wok and stir. Continue to stir over heat until everything begins to steam
- Serve over hot rice and ENJOY!!!
When you wait and watch, you can occasionally buy a pineapple on sale for a couple of dollars. Everything else can generally be found in my pantry and of course using a store bought, fully cooked, fully seasoned Rotisserie Chicken makes this Family of four meal about the same cost as just one take out meal...
52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken"!
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