Take-out has got to be one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures. As a food blogger it’s always about creating and being innovative in the kitchen. But sometimes it’s nice to not have to think at all and just have a delicious meal put in front of you. No recipe testing, no pictures. Just call, order, and eat. This recipe is a combination of the two. I’ve done the recipe testing and taken the pictures for you. Now all you gotta do is remake it and eat it. Plus, you can serve it in these pineapple bowls and get ALL the likes on instagram!
Sticky Pineapple Chicken and Rice
- 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp. corn starch
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 3 cups cooked jasmine rice (follow box directions; 1 cup uncooked)
- 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice
- 1/3 cup red pepper jelly (or pineapple preserves if you can find them)
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
- 2 tsp. sriracha hot sauce
- 2 tsp. corn starch
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a baking rack. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Whisk together the egg and water into a medium bowl and toss the chicken to coat. Meanwhile in a large ziplock bag, mix together the flour, corn starch, garlic powder, paprika, ginger, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Drain the excess egg off of the chicken and add to the bag. Shake well to coat the chicken all over.
Shake the excess flour mixture off of the chicken and add the chicken to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Increase the heat to a broil and cook another 5-8 minutes until golden and crispy.
Serve in pineapple bowls with hot jasmine rice.
*To make pineapple bowl, cut pineapple in half lengthwise. Scoop out the fruit with a spoon, careful to leave some around the edges so that your “bowl” can handle your food without breaking.