Polynesian Chicken

Gluten Free Living – 2014

Polynesian Chicken makes a wonderful chicken dinner and it’s so easy to make too. This lovely polynesian dish consists of chicken, green peppers, onions, pineapple and tomato sauce and it’s seasoned with a little soy sauce along the way. We serve it over hot, cooked brown rice and a fruit salad. The nice thing about this recipe is it’s ready in about  30 minutes. Now that’s quick and easy!

Years ago when my husband worked for the Baptist Convention of New England in Northborough, Massachusetts, he had a co-worker whose wife was a marvelous cook. Susan assisted me several times when I catered events for the convention office. She always had delightful recipes that we used on occasion. Toward the end of our tenure there I began collecting recipes for a Convention cookbook. Even though that cookbook never got published, this recipe from Susan was one of recipes she submitted. She called it “The Recipe.” Apparently, it was one of her husband, Bob’s, favorite recipes before he passed on.

I’ve had this Polynesian Chicken recipe in my cookbook for almost 20 years before FINALLY getting around to making it.  🙁  My husband took one spoonful and thought it was great! This chicken dish is not overly sweet like many sweet and sour chicken recipes are. This one is only sweetened by the pineapple–no sugar. It’s nice and light and oh, so easy to whip up. I have two other Hawaiian Chicken recipes that are similar to this one. The first one includes water chestnuts and is in a sweet soy sauce. The second one, Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken is made with ketchup instead of tomato sauce and the chicken is actually breaded before frying ahead of time. Polynesian Chicken is lighter in calories and the healthiest option of all three chicken dishes.

If you’re looking for a tasty chicken dish with a Polynesian flair then Polynesian Chicken just might be the recipe you’re looking for. It’s a healthier chicken dish than many filled with canned soups or syrups. It’s also gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free! On top of that, a quick 30 minute dinner meal is just what the doctor orders sometimes when you’re trying to put a decent meal on the table and lack the luxury of a lot of time! This hearty and filling meal is sure to satisfy.

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Polynesian Chicken has a tasty sauce that includes bell pepper and pineapple.

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I loved how easy this dish was to prepare.

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This close up allows you to see the texture of this  wonderful chicken dish.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. Then I added sesame oil as well. You can use canola, coconut or sesame oil for this recipe. Whatever you prefer.

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Cut chicken up into bite sized pieces. Fry in oil and soy sauce in skillet.

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Add pineapple, diced onion and bell pepper and tomato sauce.

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Stir to combine.

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Cover and continue cooking about 10-15 minutes or until veggies are tender.

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This Polynesian Chicken dish is light in calories and not syrupy like many sweet and sour recipes tend to be.

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Serve Polynesian Chicken over hot, cooked rice.

 

Here’s the recipe.

POLYNESIAN CHICKEN

(Recipe adapted from Susan Brindle, when our husbands worked together at the Baptist Convention of New England, Northborough, MA)

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Tasty chicken stir fry dish with a Polynesian flair. This healthy version is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.
Cuisine Polynesian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Polynesian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken in chunks.
  2. Heat soy sauce and oils in skillet.
  3. Lightly brown chicken.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Cover and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
  6. Uncover, and continue to cook approximately 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  7. Serve over white rice.

 

[b]Polynesian Chicken[/b]
Recipe Type: Chicken Main Dish
Cuisine: Polynesian
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Susan Brindle when our husbands worked together at the Baptist Convention of New England, Northborough, MA
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Tasty chicken stir fry dish with a Polynesian flair. This healthy version is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil (or 3 tbsp. sesame oil)
  • 1 tbsp. tamari GF low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 20-oz. can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 16-oz. can tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken in chunks.
  2. Heat soy sauce and oils in skillet.
  3. Lightly brown chicken.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Cover and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
  6. Uncover, and continue to cook approximately 10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  7. Serve over white rice.

 

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Polynesian Chicken is very filling and satisfying.

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This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free! It’s healthy as well as being delicious.

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