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Chicken & Pineapple Fried Rice

Chicken and pineapple fried rice is a delicious and satisfying meal for the whole family. It is an easy and quick dish to make, and it is made with healthy ingredients like chicken breasts, juicy pineapple, peas and long-grain rice.

preparation: 15 minutes

making: 15 minutes

total: 30 minutes

servings: 4 servings

nutrition: 207 calories per serving

cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 300g chicken breast
  • 200g long-grain rice
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 200g tinned pineapple
  • 1 red onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce alternative
  • 50ml of water
  • 15g fresh coriander
  • salt, for taste
  • black pepper, for taste

Method

All the ingredients are on the tabletop, ready to be used to make Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

Cook rice with a pinch of salt according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Chopped garlic and red onion sit on a cutting board

Peel and cut the onion into wedges. Chop the garlic and coriander. Drain the pineapple slices and cut them into chunks. Wash the chicken breasts and cut them into pieces.

Sautéed onion in a pan

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Sauté1 the onion for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Sautéed chicken in a pan, with the rest of the ingredients in bowls on the side

Sauté1 the chicken breast pieces for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through and browned. Add the chopped garlic and season with salt and pepper.

All of the ingredients are in a pan, in the process of making chicken and pineapple fried rice

Stir in the rice, water, onion, frozen peas, and pineapple chunks. Cook for a few minutes, or until the peas are cooked through.

A nicely done pan of chicken and pineapple fried rice

Heat through until sizzling, then pour in the soy sauce.

A pan of chicken and pineapple fried rice, with chopped coriander stirred in

Just before serving, stir in the chopped coriander.

A bowl of chicken and pineapple fried rice, with the pan used to cook it on the side

Tips

If you have any leftover rice, this recipe is a great way to put it to good use.


  1. To sauté means to cook quickly in a small amount of fat over high heat. The word sauté comes from the French word sauter, which means “to jump.” This is because the food is constantly jumping around in the pan as it cooks. ↩︎ ↩︎

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