This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.
"He is the very pineapple of politeness!"
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Playwright
This is a classic comfort food recipe. There really is no such thing as Polynesian Chicken and it really has nothing to do with Polynesia. It is more of an invention that has been served in Asian restaurants in the US since the 50s and 60s.
The key is getting the balance of sweet, salty, and savory just right. A lot of recipes call for honey, but the pureed pineapple is more than sweet enough and perfectly balances the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
The marinade will also act as a tenderizing agent and the chicken will be both tender but the savory flavor balances the dish perfectly.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces chicken with sauce
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include marinating time)
This recipe can easiliy be multiplied and is great the next day. Reheat gently. It also makes fantastic sandwiches.
Serve with Jasmine Rice [or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version] or Coconut Rice [Low Sodium Coconut Rice] and with Thai Cucumber Salad or Cucumbers in Yogurt with Mint
Place the soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, oil and 2 ounces of the pineapple in a blender or mini-chopper.
Process until smooth.
Place the marinade in a mixing bowl and add the chicken strips.
Fold together gently and chill for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).
When ready to cook, place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 325°F.
Place the remaining 6 ounces of pineapple chunks in the bowl with the chicken and fold together well.
When the oven is hot, place the chicken and sauce in the skillet.
Toss well and place the pan in the oven. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Stir gently and return to the oven.
Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Serving size: 4 ounces chicken with sauce
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 333||Calories from Fat 99|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 7g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Vitamin K 4mcg|