This spicy pineapple chicken is so simple, but the flavor combination is out of this world. Sweet and spicy is my jam! This spicy pineapple chicken came together in 30 minutes and was great for meal prepped lunches. We served it over some cauliflower rice for an easy and delicious Whole30 meal.
This recipe is super simple but has a ton of flavor, part of that comes from letting the chicken marinate for a little while.
2 lbs Chicken Thighs cubed
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 Tbls Fresh Ginger grated
1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
2 Tbls Hot Sauce
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tbls Avocado Oil or olive oil
1/2 Red Onion sliced
2 Jalapeños sliced
1 14.5 Can Pineapple Chunks drained
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbls Green Oinion
Drain the pineapple reserving 1/2 cup of the juice
Cube the chicken thighs and place in a large glass bowl.
Then in a separate small bowl, combine the coconut aminos, pineapple juice (from the can), hot sauce, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes.
Pour over the chicken and let it marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
Once the chicken has marinated for about 15-30 minutes, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add in the onion and jalapeño. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
Then turn the heat up to medium/high and add in the chicken and the marinade into the pan.
Bring the sauce to a boil and then let it simmer until the chicken is cooked through (10-15 minutes) .
Stir occasionally. Add in the salt, pineapple and juice of half of a lime, cook for another 3-5 minutes and serve! Top with some sliced green onions, fresh jalapenos and lime wedges
*you can let the chicken marinate longer in the fridge if you want even more flavor