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Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken ready in less than 30 minutes is made in the Instant Pot with red and orange peppers, onions, garlic, and with the flavor of ginger.

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Dump and Start Meal

This really flavorful Instant Pot meal is super simple to make because it’s a dump and start meal.  After adding the chicken into the pot, adding the juice, soy sauce, vinegar, seasonings, and topping the pot off with sliced peppers and onions – you close the lid and let the Instant Pot do all the work.

This meal is perfect for busy nights because it’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken red and orange peppers with white rice and cilantro

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Create A Slurry

During cooking, the chicken releases some additional juices that make this meal look soupy when you take off the lid.  No need to fret!  Creating a slurry of water and cornstarch and setting the Instant Pot to MANUAL takes care of this problem.  The sauce will thicken after sauteing for a minute or two and it will be ready to serve.  You can also serve this with a slotted spoon to get rid of any additional liquid if it’s your preference.

This Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken meal is made without seasoning packets so there are no thickening agents added in the ingredients as if you were to use bottled sauces or packets.  Creating the slurry for the end of the cooking time helps to thicken your meal all while using all-natural ingredients!

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken red and orange peppers with white rice and cilantro

Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Sweet and flavorful Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken made in the Instant Pot with red and orange peppers. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Natural Release 10 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, bite size
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits, save juice for cooking
  • cilantro, garnish, if desired

Slurry

Instructions

  1. Add bite-sized chicken to Instant Pot.
  2. Pour pineapple juice, soy sauce, and rice vinegar around the chicken.
  3. Add the minced garlic and ginger.
  4. Top with chopped onions and peppers.
  5. Close with the lid and close the vent.
  6. Cook on MANUAL for 7 minutes.
  7. Allow a NATURAL RELEASE for 10 minutes.
  8. Mix the cornstarch and water together to create a slurry.
  9. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE and add in the slurry.
  10. Add in the slurry and allow to thicken, this will take only a couple of minutes.
  11. Mix in the pineapple tidbits and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken red and orange peppers with white rice and cilantro

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Rachel

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

This is my 5 year olds favorite dinner we use 1 pepper instead of 2 but thats just personal preference. So quick, easy and tastes great

Unhappy Woman

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Terrible! Way too watery and peppers become over cooked.

Casie

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

What could I use instead of rice vinegar?

Dana

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

Hi Casie, you can use apple cider vinegar as a substitute.

Sandra McDermott

Thursday 25th of April 2019

You mentioned Ginger but I didn't see it listed in the ingredients. How much should I use?

Dana

Thursday 25th of April 2019

Hi Sandra,

It is 1 tsp of ginger. :)

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