saucy and juicy pineapple chicken

with just a few ingredient created: delicious pineapple chicken
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This saucy & juicy pineapple chicken recipe is full of flavor, juicy and colorful — the perfect recipe to celebrate life the Caribbean way.

I know it is already fall, and I'm really excited about that, but I wanted to share some Caribbean-inspired recipes before I get into the cozy fall mood. I took some time this summer to get inspired in the Dominican Republic. While I spent some time with my family and friends, I had the pleasure of enjoying the most delicious Caribbean fruits this beautiful Island has to offer. But enough about me bragging about my vacation. Let's get to the juicy part of this Blog Post.
The one and only Yaya (that is what my kids call my Mother) must take all the credit for this recipe. It's her recipe, and I'm thrilled that she allowed me to share it with you guys. She has been making this dish since we moved to Germany. Growing up, I always thought this was a popular Dominican dish. But it turned out that it was a typical Yaya-invented dish.

why make this dish?

  • This is a very easy recipe that everyone can make. If you're a beginner in the kitchen but want something with a unique taste, try this one.
  • You won't have to buy many ingredients because my Mother kept this one very simple but still full of flavor.
  • This recipe is the perfect tropical dinner.
  • This dish is perfect for parties.
  • This recipe is perfect if you want to cook for your family and friends.
  • You can pre-cook it and leave it on the stove at the minimum level until your guests arrive. There is no stress involved!
  • It is perfect for meal preparation as it stays fresh and delicious in the fridge for at least five days.
  • It tastes fresh, sour, sweet, and all in one, a perfect combination.
crispy and full of flavor caribbean pineapple chicken

what do we need to create this recipe?

  • CHICKEN. I love to use a whole chicken as the different parts contribute to the dish's flavor, but you can use your favorite chicken parts.
  • ONION. One onion.
  • GARLIC. Medium-sized garlic cloves.
  • PINEAPPLE. A fresh big pineapple or two small ones. Please don't use canned pineapple because the recipe needs a strong and fresh taste.
  • CELERY. Sticks.
  • CILANTRO. A handful of chopped cilantro.
  • WHEAT FLOUR. A few spoons are needed to make the chicken crispy.
  • VEGETABLE OIL. A good amount to fry the chicken. For the sauce, we will just need a bit of the oil, so don't worry about it getting too oily.

serve with?

By far, the best side dish is rice. It gives the pineapple chicken enough room to shine. It wouldn't feel like a Caribbean dish if it wasn't served with rice. Add a colorful salad with a vinegar dressing and some avocado, and you are going to go crazy. If you want to bring this meal to the next level, make it with a Morro, like, for example, my Morro de Maiz
crispy and full of flavor caribbean pineapple chicken


saucy and juicy pineapple chicken

with just a few ingredient created: delicious pineapple chicken

Preptime: 15min

Cooktime: 60min



Ingredients for the recipe:
2clovesgarlic clove
2stickscelery stick
5tbspsoy sauce
140gwheat flour
4tspblack pepper
vegetable oil
  1. Clean and cut the chicken. If you prefer something other than ole chicken, use your favorite chicken parts. For those using chicken breast, cut the breast into strips.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to a big bowl.
  3. Peel the garlic cloves and mince them. Add the minced garlic to the chicken pieces.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Add 3 tbsp soy sauce and mix everything well.
  6. Add 140g wheat flour to the bowl and mix everything until all chicken pieces are fully covered in flour.
  7. Cover with a lid and let the chicken rest for at least an hour. If you have the time, prepare the chicken 4 hours before cooking so it has more time to absorb all the flavors.
  8. In the meantime, peel the onion.
  9. Chop the onion and celery sticks and put them in a small bowl.
  10. Cut the pineapple into cubes.
  11. Put a nonstick skillet on the high level on the stove.
  12. Add 100 ml (or more) oil into the skillet and let it get hot. Fry the chicken on medium-high heat. Flip the chicken after a minute or when the downside part is golden brown and crispy.
  13. Take the pieces that are golden brown and crispy out of the skillet and put them on a plate.
  14. Pour the oil into a glass bowl after frying the chicken.
  15. Use 4 tbsp of the oil to fry the onion and celery. Roast them for about 2 minutes until they set their aroma free. Don't forget to stir it sometimes.
  16. Add 100 ml water and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add 400 ml water, salt, and the pineapple cubes. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
  17. Add 2 tbsp of soy sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
  18. Add the chicken and put the lid on. Let it cook on medium level for about 20-25 minutes.
  19. The chicken is ready to serve. If you need more clarification, take one piece out and cut it in the middle.
  20. ENJOY!

about me

Author of Cocos Tasty World, Coco
Hi, welcome to my Food blog! My name is Coco. I’m 27 years old. You can call me the lucky one for marrying my soulmate, best friend and biggest cheerleader. My greatest blessing is being the mother of a beautiful girl and a baby boy. I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Dominican Republic. My family then moved to Germany, where I still live.

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