Chicken With Pineapple (Bird of Paradise)

Chinese Easy Chicken Recipe

Chicken With Pineapple Recipe, also known as Bird of Paradise recipe is a Chinese style stir fry chicken dish with pineapple pieces. This is an easy and quick to prepare dish. The use of pineapple in this recipes gives it a slightly sweet and sour flavor and aroma. You can substitute the vegetables with your favorite one such as broccoli or carrot. This dish is best eaten with white steam rice.

Ingredients 1:

  • 2 pieces of chicken breasts, remove skin and cut into pieces
  • 1 can (20 oz) of pineapple in syrup
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • ¼ Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 tablespoon thin soy sauce or more according to your saltinees preferences
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, removed skin and chopped finely
  • 2" grated ginger
  • 1 pieces red bell pepper, remove seed and cut into bite-size
  • 1 stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in ½ cup water

Cooking Instructions :

  1. In a wok, add cooking oil and brown the chicken breast. Leave chicken in the wok after removing the excess oil.
  2. Remove pineapple pieces from the syrup and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix in the pineapple syrup, wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and grated ginger.
  4. Pour this mixture over the chicken pieces in the wok.
  5. Bring the liquid to boil and continue to simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.
  6. Add in the pineapple, bell pepper, celery and green onion into the wok.
  7. Add in the cornstarch/water into the wok and stir to mix well.
  8. Bring the liquid to boil and then continue to simmer until thickened. Taste for saltiness and add more soy sauce if needed.
  9. Pour the chicken into a serving plate and serve with white steam rice.

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