Yields 2 Servings
1 small pineapple
1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. pineapple juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, chopped
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. water
2 c. cooked rice, for serving
Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish (optional)
- Make bowls: Slice pineapple in half, leaving the stem intact. Slice the fruit around the perimeters, angling your knife towards the middle, then make a few cuts across. Scoop chunks out with a spoon and reserve about 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice for sauce. Chop pineapple into smaller pieces to garnish (or snack on) later.
- Make sauce:In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
- Season chicken all over with salt. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add chicken in an even layer and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on second side, about 3 minutes more. Pour sauce over chicken and bring mixture to a simmer.
- Make slurry: Whisk together cornstarch and water, then stir into sauce. Simmer until sauce is thickened and chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes more.
- Divide rice and chicken between bowls and garnish with chopped pineapple, sesame seeds and green onions, if using.