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Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry

This is definitely one of the best Hello Fresh recipes! This chicken and pineapple stir fry is SO quick, easy and delicious! Your whole family will love it and you can have it on the table in under 30 minutes.

chicken and pineapple stir fry

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Guys! It is HOT HOT HOT here. I’m not going to complain because I have spent most of this summer complaining about the lack of heat! And I’m (mostly) loving this heat wave. Finally, a few days without rain! But the heat does get to me, in a way that makes me very lazy. Once 3 or 4pm rolls around, I’m cooked! Our dinner last night was smoothies and grilled cheese. Etienne has been away working so luckily he wasn’t around to have anything to say about it, hah! The kids were stoked. 

Anyway, those lazy days can also be times when you actually want something delicious, but just don’t feel like cooking. That’s where Hello Fresh comes in! They will deliver a week’s worth of meals to you in a box, complete with all ingredients and instructions. They literally saved me when Hattie was born! I was still able to get some rockin’ meals on the table without worrying about the meal planning part. 

Hello Fresh asked me to blog about one of their recipes and once I looked through them all, this one in particular jumped out at me! I’m such a fan of pineapple in savory dishes.

PS – did you know that you can actually find a ton of recipes online at Hello Fresh?! 

chicken and pineapple stir fry

What’s in chicken and pineapple stir fry?

Well, chicken. And pineapple. AND….

  • sugar snap peas
  • red onion
  • cashews
  • green onions

Everything  is all wrapped up in an Asian-inspired sauce. There’s a little sweet chili sauce added in, so you get that delicious sweet and spicy flavor! The dinner takes less than 30 minutes to make, especially if you have all of the ingredients pre-prepped. 

How do you make this dish?

Start with cooking the rice so it’s ready by the time everything else is cooked. Once it’s cooked through, throw in the diced green onions and stir it into the rice.

At this point, you should also turn the broiler to high to be ready to cook the chicken tenders. They only take 7-8 minutes to cook under the broiler! Use a temperature gauge to make sure the chicken is cooked to a healthy temperature (165 F).

I also whisk together the ingredients for the sauce: hoisin and soy sauce, sweet chili sauce and cornstarch.

Over medium-high heat, toast the cashews in a large pan until fragrant, for a few minutes. Remove the cashews to a plate, then add sesame oil to the pan, allowing it to heat up before sautéing together the garlic, red onion, snap peas and pineapple for a few minutes, or until the peas are softened. Once the chicken is cooked, you can add it to the pan too, along with the sauce. Allow the sauce to come to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer until it thickens up. 

Remove the pan from heat, and serve the stir fry over the rice. Add the toasted cashews and enjoy!

I love throwing in some fresh pineapple along with the cooked, but that’s because I’m a pineapple freak! 

Be sure to check out the Hello Fresh website for some other recipe ideas, or better yet, take a break from meal prepping and grocery shopping and sign up for their meal delivery service!

You’ll love this stir fry!

chicken and pineapple stir fry

chicken and pineapple stir fry

chicken and pineapple stir fry

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chicken and pineapple stir fry

Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

This is definitely one of the best Hello Fresh recipes! This chicken and pineapple stir fry is SO quick, easy and delicious! Your whole family will love it and you can have it on the table in under 30 minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/3 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced

Instructions

  1. Before starting, preheat your broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce. Bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a covered medium pot. Add rice to the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min.
  2. While the rice cooks, thinly slice the green onions. Trim the peas. Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch pieces. Whisk together the hoisin-soy, cornstarch and sweet chili sauce in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, then arrange chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. Toss with 1 tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Broil in the middle of the oven, until cooked through, 8-10 min.
  4. While the chicken broils, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the cashews to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown 2-3 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on them so they don’t burn!) Transfer to a plate.
  5. Add sesame oil, then the peas, red onions and pineapple to the same pan. Cook, stirring often until tender-crisp, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. When the chicken is cooked through, add to the pan with the veggies. Add the sauce from the medium bowl and bring up to a boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 1-2 min. Remove from heat.
  6. Fluff the rice with a fork, then season with salt. Stir in the green onions. Divide rice between bowls. Top with the chicken and pineapple stir-fry. Drizzle over any remaining sauce left in the pan. Sprinkle over the cashews.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.


  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: chicken and pineapple stir fry // best hello fresh recipes

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25 Comments

  1. This recipe looks like a must try for busy weeknights! Iโ€™m on such a pineapple kick lately and I always have a stash of cashews. Leftovers would also be perfect for work lunches!

  2. Savoury and sweet is totally my jam so this looks and sounds delicious! And we regularly have stir fry so this looks like a must try ๐Ÿ™‚ Yummmm!

  3. It sounds so good with the chicken and pineapple! I love stir fries because they’re so easy and quick. Great recipe Katherine!

  4. What a fabulous weeknight meal, Katherine! Putting this on next week’s menu!

  5. Love this, Katherine! It’s so great to eat fresh at home without the hassle of planning!

  6. Yummm, this is the perfect meal!! Such a great recipe, it looks absolutely delicious and l love how nutritious it is to boot!

  7. Love how fresh and delicious this is! And it’s even better that it comes together in less than 30 mins! Fantastic recipe, Katherine!

  8. Perfect, quick week dinner for hot days and nights dear Katherine !

  9. Grilled cheese and smoothies for dinner would make my girls super excited too! This meal from Hello Fresh looks so delicious!! Love all the fresh veggies and the addition of pineapple. Pinning for an easy dinner option!

  10. Using Hello Fresh is such a lifesaver right now with ingredients frequently hard to find at the store. And the toasted cashews really add such a fun touch to this tasty dish! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  11. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Whoa, this looks DELICIOUS! I’m all about pineapple in the summer! And I love that it’s so easy to make!

  12. There’s nothing like savory+sweet+spicy! I always love this combination so often found in Asian-influenced dishes! And the fact it’s so simple totally wins the day in my kitchen! thanks for the recipe, Katherine!

  13. This looks AMAZING! Katherine. I love stir fries and this looks so delicious and healthy! I love how quick it is too, another great recipe for the collection. I had a presentation on Hello Fresh for my MBA project few months back.

  14. It looks an amazing and too freshing as well…and it looks soo yummy & more delicious also, i will made it tonight…Thanks for sharing…..!

  15. I don’t know why I haven’t made any stir fries this summer—they’re so quick and yours looks yummy!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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