Asian food is seriously my all time favorite food. Thai, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Malaysian, etc.- you name it, I love it. I haven't met one I didn't like. I like Americanized versions and traditional meals.
When I learned that I was allergic to shellfish, I was devastated BUT I learned to start making my own versions of restaurant dishes at home. Home-cooked is SO much better, of course. It makes it easier to control what's in it, prevents cross contamination and of course, I can make it anytime I want!
One of my favorite dishes is Mongolian Chicken and this recipe I made is MUCH better than any I have had in a restaurant, thanks to the extra flavor of pineapple.
The best part about this Pineapple Mongolian Chicken recipe is that it's quick and easy. Also, it uses ingredients that are easy to find at Walmart.
I use KikkomanUSA.com and find a ton of great gateway recipes to make Asian food at home!)
For my pineapple and juice, I use
And because this recipe cooks up really fast, use the original instant rice,
Have everything ready to go and you will have this dish on the table in 20 minutes.
How to make Pineapple Mongolian Chicken
Printable Recipe available here
1 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 can (20 oz) Dole Pineapple Tidbits, drained (reserve juice)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 C cornstarch
1 tsp ginger, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
6 tbsp Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
1/2 C Chicken Stock
1/4 C Pineapple juice (from reserve)
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
4 green onions, cut to bite size pieces.
Minute White Rice (or brown)
1. In a bowl, mix chicken and cornstarch until evenly coated.
2. Heat oil in large pan or wok over high heat. Once hot, add chicken.
3. Cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked (about 4-5 minutes).
4. Add garlic & ginger- cook for 1-2 minutes. (Start Minute White Rice now. If using brown, start it when you start cooking the chicken)
5. Add soy sauce, chicken stock, pineapple juice, brown sugar and sesame oil. Cook until sauce thickens.
6. Turn off heat and toss in pineapple tidbits (use as much or as little as you wish) and green onions.
7. Serve with rice and enjoy!
Tip: Like spicy? Add Kikkoman Sriracha as a condiment and you'll be extra, EXTRA happy!
You can serve on a plate or rice bowls!
Leftovers are AMAZING!
Pin this, trust me.
Of course, head over to Walmart and grab all the ingredients to make this and enjoy!
What are your favorite Asian (or Asian inspired) recipes?