Thursday, June 23, 2011

Waikiki Chicken

Posted by Lori:
(Originally posted on June 19, 2009)

Waikiki Chicken was the first thing I ever cooked for Joe when we were dating, so I would have been 16. I remember setting the table with pretty plates, a centerpiece and candles. Dad, Mom, and Kim left home for the evening. Wonder where they went? I never thought about that before! This is still one of our favorites, even though our kiddos don't like it too much.

2 pounds chicken breasts or pieces, unskinned

1 - 20 ounce can chunked pineapple
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 chicken bouillon cube (Now I would try the chicken base I've raved about instead of bouillon!)
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 large green bell pepper, coarsley chopped

Dip chicken pieces in milk and coat with flour. Fry in hot oil until browned. Place chicken in 9 x 13 baking dish. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to make 1 1/4 cups of liquid. Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Add pineapple juice mixture and next 4 ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with pineapple and green bell pepper. Bake for 30 minutes longer. Serve with rice (We like brown rice cooked with chicken broth instead of water).

It's great using the fried chicken, but it would be good with plain chicken breasts, as well.  Pin It Now!

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