Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken

Pinterest is a wonderful resource for finding everything from fashion trends and hair styles to interior design and recipes. I was looking for something new to cook for the family last week, when I came across this recipe for Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken. The photos on pinterest were beautiful and the recipe sounded pretty easy, so I decided to give it a try.

Unlike a lot of the failed pinterest attempts I see floating around, this one was a success! The sauce is definitely a little spicy so I made the kiddies a basic grilled chicken and only served the glazed chicken to the adults. 

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Here is the recipe if you want to give it a try:


2 pounds chicken tenderloins OR skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin

1/4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons cornstarch


1 cup CANNED pineapple juice

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1-2 teaspoons Asian chili sauce (like Sambal Oelek)

1 tsp EACH salt, garlic pwdr, ginger pwdr

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Garnish (optional)

chopped green onions

lemon zest

additional Asian chili sauce to taste


Step by step directions can be found here.