Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry-Mayo Clinic Staff

Recipe: Pineapple chicken stir-fry

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian’s tip:

Brown rice has a high-fiber bran coating and a nut-like flavor. Rice bran is high in soluble fiber, and like oat bran, it helps lower cholesterol.

Serves 4

Ingredients For the marinade: 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes For the rice: 1 1/3 cups water 2/3 cup brown rice For the sauce: 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 garlic cloves, minced For the stir-fry: 1 tablespoon peanut oil, divided 1 small carrot, thinly sliced into diagonal strips 1 cup chopped red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips 1 cup chopped bok choy 1 cup unsweetened canned pineapple chunks 1/2 cup sliced green onion 1 cup snow peas Directions For the marinade:

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar and ginger. Pour the marinade into a sealable bag and add the cubed chicken. Seal and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the rice:

Add the water to a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Add the rice and reduce heat to low and simmer until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Set aside and keep warm.

For the sauce:

In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.

For the stir-fry:

Before you begin, assemble and measure out all of the remaining ingredients. In a large wok, heat 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots and red pepper and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the bok choy and pineapple and stir-fry 1 minute. Add onions and snow peas and stir-fry for another minute. Remove vegetables from the wok into a large bowl and set aside.

Return the wok to the burner. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut oil and the marinated chicken. Stir-fry about 3 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature should be 165 F for 15 seconds). Add cooked vegetables. Stir-fry for 1 minute more.

Stir the sauce mixture to make sure the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add the sauce to the wok and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce thickens and appears clear and shiny, about 1 minute.

To serve, add 1/2 cup of the brown rice to each of 4 warmed plates. Divide the chicken stir-fry evenly among the plates. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving Serving size :1/2 cup brown rice and about 1 cup stir-fry Cholesterol

33 mg




325 mg

Total fat

5 g

Total carbohydrate

44 g

Saturated fat

1 g

Dietary fiber

4 g

Trans fat

0 g


0 g

Monounsaturated fat

2 g


17 g

Nonstarchy vegetables



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