Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Ingredients

1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks
1 red onion
2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
3 chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)

SAUCE:

1 C of pineapple juice
¼ cup water
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
1 cup sugar
1 Tb brown sugar
2 TBS cornstarch
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ginger
½ tsp lemon pepper

Directions


1. Preheat your oven to 420 degrees.

2. Grab a (20 ounce) can of pineapple chunks. Pour as much juice as you can into a large glass measuring cup.

3. Chop the onion, and peppers into large 1-2” chunks. You’ll want to be sure that they are all about the same size so they cook evenly.  Cut 3 chicken breasts into 1” chunks.

4. Place the chicken, veggies and pineapple chunks into a large bowl.  Drizzle 3-4 TBS olive oil into the bowl and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with garlic salt and lemon pepper and stir to combine.

5. Line two large baking sheets with tin foil and spread the mixture out evenly over them.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are crisp tender.

6. While the pans are roasting, make the sauce. Take the reserved pineapple juice (you should have about 1 C of pineapple juice, if you aren’t quite there, add a bit of water to bring the measurement to a full cup) and add remaining ingredients.  Whisk to combine, making sure the cornstarch is completely dissolved.

7. Pour the liquid into a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Allow it to boil for 2 minutes.

8. When the chicken has cooked through and the veggies are crisp tender, pour 1/3 of the sauce over the top of each pan (leaving about 1/3 of it in the sauce pan to drizzle over each individual serving).

9. Stir the sauce into the chicken and veggies so that everything gets nice and coated.

10. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the sauce bubbles up a bit and becomes nice and sticky.

11. Serve in individual bowls with white rice and the additional sauce poured over the top.