Baked or Stir-fried Pineapple Ginger Chicken smothered in Sticky Sweet Pineapple Sauce

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If you are in a pinch to get dinner on the table during the week, this baked pineapple ginger chicken recipe is fast, easy, and delicious. All you need to accompany this baked chicken bread recipe is some steamed white or brown rice and green veggies like bok choy or Chinese broccoli to round out the meal. This dish is one of the best chicken recipes because the chicken is baked to crispy perfection and tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is also ideal if you are on the search for healthy chicken breast recipes, because the chicken is baked, rather than fried. If you adore the taste of pineapple in savory cooking recipes, this meal is one you should make soon.

There are many types of chicken breast recipes from grilled to poached, but the main key to making a great chicken breast is not to overcook it. Unfortunately, the differing thickness of chicken breasts makes them a challenge to cook evenly, which means that the meat becomes dried out rather than juicy and tender. One way to remedy this is to butterfly the chicken breast, meaning to slice through the middle but not all the way through, and open like a book. Another way is to use quick cooking methods for chicken breast, like cutting into cubes and baking or stir-frying, as in this pineapple chicken recipe. Jen, at ‘Carl’s Bad Cravings’ recipe blog, specifies to bake the chicken and place under a broiler so that edges become crispy, but indicates you could also stir fry in a pan if you prefer. Both methods are excellent because the chicken cubes take a small amount of time and cook through evenly because they are all the same size. For this reason, if you require 30 minute recipes for dinner, this chicken and pineapple recipe will be a perfect choice. For an even quicker meal, you could prepare the pineapple ginger sauce recipe in the morning and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook dinner. That way you just have to coat the chicken to cook. Consider garnishing your easy chicken recipe with fresh chopped cilantro, green onions, or toasted sesame seeds for a pretty appearance and fresh flavor.

The best chicken recipes build in tons of flavor while maintaining the quality of the meat. If you are a meat eater, eating responsibly means having respect for the animal at every stage and ensuring that you cook it properly. This is especially crucial if you are purchasing your meat from local, organic farms, which can be more expensive. Naturally, you want to get the best out of your meat, and this easy chicken breast recipe ensures that you take steps to maintain the optimum quality of the chicken. This pineapple chicken recipe creates tender chicken cubes in a sauce that is tangy, sweet, and spicy, which is one of the best ways for the chicken to be. Thank you to Jen, the author of ‘Carl’s Bad Cravings’ recipe blog, for sharing her baked pineapple ginger chicken recipe with us.**

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