Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chicken with Pineapple

When I was in KL my family took me to a restaurant in Serdang and they served a wonderful fried ribs with pineapple. The flavor and taste was really good but I am not sure what they used for the sauce. I tried to recreates it using chicken as I don’t have any ribs in my freezer. The flavor is not as similar to one I had but taste wise it was pretty good. Once I get some ribs from Chinatown and I am going to try to cook this again with some minor changes to the sauce.


2 pieces of chicken breast – cut to bite size pieces
1 cup of cubes pineapple
Half red pepper – cut into ½” cubes
2 cloves garlic – chopped
1 tsp of chopped ginger

Marinate for Chicken

2 tbsp of soy sauce
½ tsp of pepper
1 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp of cornstarch
½ tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt


1 tbsp of tomato ketchup
2 tbsp of plum sauce
1 tbsp of vinegar
½ cup of chicken stock
½ tsp of dark soy sauce
½ tsp cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp brown sugar (optional)

1. Marinate chicken for half and hour. In a bowl, combined the sauce ingredients and set it aside.
2. Heat up some oil in the wok and fried the chicken pieces until lightly brown. Remove the chicken and drain the oil on paper towel.
3. Remove all the oil from the wok and leave about 1 tbsp of oil. Add in chopped garlic and ginger. Stir-fry until fragrant and lightly brown.
4. Add in the sauce, bring it up to boil, let sauce thickens. Add in the pineapple and red peppers. Stir for a few seconds and add in the chicken. Toss until chicken is well coated with sauce. Dish out and serve warm with rice.


MaryMoh said...

What a lovely dish to serve it in the pineapple itself! I love this with rice.

shahana said...

perfect with some fried rice right

mycookinghut said...

Love pineapple.. and chicken is always my fav meat.. nice... !!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I love to eat this pineapple pork ribs too. Yummy..

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Wonderful presentation! And no need to wash up any plates! Love anything sweet and sour.

Zurin said...

I love pineapples in savoury dishes...urs looks absolutely mouthwatering. Ive nevr served in a pineapple... i think its about time i looks so fun!:)

ReeseKitchen said... looks very delicious! I love all kind of dish that comes with pineapples..:) Will like to try out your recipe..;p

ann low said...

Mmmm....a mouth watering dish. Just love it.

sayantani said...

that hot n sweet pineapple chicken looks mouthwatering. yum

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I usually use pork tenderloin for this dish. And I have not tried with chicken before, but looks equally yummy here. Goes so well with a bowl of steamy white rice!

Dori said...

I love your blog for recipes like this! No need to go out to eat, this is perfect!

Erica said...

I love the chicken an fruit combo! Beautiful presentation,too!

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, thank you.

Shahana, yes it is.

Leemei, I think this dish will taste ever better with ribs :)

Sonia, me too. I have to try this again once I get some ribs.

Ju, thank you.

Zurin, yea cook some for your family :)

Reese, me too. Hope you like this dish.

Anncoo, yes it is :)

Sayantani, yes the pineapple give this dish extra sweetness.

Bee Bee, I have yet to try this with pork.

Meeso, thank you.

Erica, thank you. By the way I've tried the Colombian empandas the other day and I loved it!!

mycookinghut said...

Good idea! I will try with ribs!

Hannah said...

This sounds great! I love cooking Asian food.