Elle Can't Cook: Polynesian Pineapple Chicken

Since Tuesday was about a Pop of Polynesian, I thought I'd keep up the theme by posting a quick and healthy dinner: Polynesian Pineapple Chicken.
My recipe is from the Weight Watchers Stir It Up cookbook.
Prep: 15 min

Cook: About 15 min

Serves: 4

1/3 cup ketchup
3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp cornstarch
3 tsp canola oil
1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into ½” cubes
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 tbsp minced peeled ginger
½ lb fresh snow peas, trimmed
1 (8-oz) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
I usually add more veggies, like broccoli or the frozen Asian Stir Fry veggies packet. In the pics you'll notice I also stir-fried some cabbage on the side and threw that in. I like sesame seeds, so my dish features that as well (totally optional).

1. Whisk together the ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and cornstarch in a bowl until smooth; set aside.

2. Heat 2 tsp of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

3. Heat the remaining 1 tsp oil in the skillet. Add the carrots and ginger; cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in the snow peas, veggies, pineapple, and the chicken. Cook, stirring frequently, until the snow peas are crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Add the ketchup mixture; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly until thickened, about 1 minutes.

Enjoy! What's your favorite stir-fry dish? Or is take out more your speed?


  1. Looks yummy! Now I can't wait for lunchtime!

    Embracing Style

  2. That is so yummy...I will save this for next weeks lunch:) Thanks,sweetie

    We love love love chilly chicken with rice noodles:)


  3. I might have to make this for my fiancee. He was obsessed with this disgusting pineapple sweet and sour chicken served at the cafeteria of our college. This looks like an upgrade :) My favorite stir fry dish would have to be this one I made recently: http://sweetersalt.com/2010/06/30/farmers-market-stir-fry/

  4. This looks DELICIOUS! I'm not sure if this counts, but if it does, my favorite stir fry dish has to be my dad's taro fried rice!

  5. Looks delish! I'm more of a takeout girl myself, but have recently been making my own pad thai - surprisingly easy, you just have to have all the ingredients prepped before stir frying.


  6. Oh my goodness!!!! This looks SO YUMMY!!! I have to try this ASAP!

  7. This looks so good! I don't eat chicken these days but I would totally make this with tofu. printing this off now : )

  8. wow that looks delicious. i want to try that now! haha

  9. that looks great!

  10. Love the Polynesian theme going on. Thanks for the comment and the sunburn solutions! Love your blog.

    You have to check out my commentary on Simon Doonan's "Eat, Shop, Love" article in Bazaar. I died laughing...it's something every woman should read. XOXO V


  11. Mmmmm it's 10am and now all I want is Polynesian pineapple chicken!! haha

    PS: I left you a little something on my blog!

  12. That looks so good!



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