Chinatown Chicken Simmer

Recipe featured in the February 3rd, 2013 newspaper --- Delicious chicken, simmered with fresh garlic, crisp red bell pepper, snow peas and sweet pineapple with just the right touch of hoisin sauce served over white or whole-grain brown rice.

Makes 6 to 8 Servings

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2 cups Minute® White Rice or Minute® Brown Rice, uncooked
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, 1/2-inch sliced
2 each garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 yellow onion, large diced
1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
1 1/2 cups snow pea pods, halved
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsps honey
salt, optional


  • Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside.
  • Drain pineapple; reserve juice. Mix 1/4 cup juice with cornstarch; set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add oil and chicken; brown for 5 minutes. Add garlic, red bell pepper, onion, and ginger; sauté 3 minutes. Add snow peas and remaining pineapple juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cinnamon and honey. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Add pineapple and cornstarch mixture, cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve over rice; salt to taste.