If you’re looking for the Hello Fresh Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken Recipe, we have everything you need. This delicious sweet and tangy pineapple chicken is a Hello Fresh favorite and is perfect for a sweet and savory meal. The distinct tropical flavors of pineapple, lime, and Thai chili sauce make this irresistible chicken dish one you’ll want to make over and over.
This sweet pineapple chicken recipe includes fragrant ginger rice and savory roasted vegetables for a tasty and filling meal that is high in protein and nutrients.
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This recipe serves up a special sweet and tangy-flavored meal that includes chicken, rice, and roasted vegetables. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can modify any part of it to suit your dietary needs and tastes.
If you want to change the vegetables and add mushrooms, broccoli, or asparagus instead of peppers, for instance, you can. If you’re on a low-carb diet, you can skip the rice and make a healthy salad instead. If you’re on a diet and want to forego extra sugar, opt for a sugar-free Thai sweet chili sauce or reduce the amount of sweet chili sauce that you use.
No matter how you modify the recipe, you can still enjoy the core sweetness of delectable flavors combining pineapple, ginger, lime, and sweet chili sauce.
And without further ado, here is how to make this sweet and spicy chicken meal:
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Instructions: Bring The Tools First
To make the Hello Fresh Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken, you will need a cutting board to prep your vegetables, a baking sheet, a pot, and a large pan. You will also want to have a knife handy for cutting the vegetables, a peeler for the carrots, a grater for the ginger, and a zester for the lime.
If you do not have a zester, you can use a grater for the lime peel. For kitchen accessories, you’ll need some paper towels. If you need some of the kitchen supplies, check out 32 Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget.
This Hello Fresh Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken Recipe is a beginner-friendly recipe and makes 4 servings. It will take about 45 minutes to prepare this chicken meal. If you want to make a smaller amount, you can cut the recipe amounts in half to equal 2 servings. For healthy substitutions, try olive oil instead of vegetable oil. If you’re on a low-carb diet, substitute a salad for the rice.
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Ingredients: For 4 Serving
Chicken and Sauce
● 20 ounces boneless skinless chicken cutlets ● 1 thumb of ginger ● ½ cup diced pineapple (canned pineapple is fine) ● 2 tablespoons pineapple juice ● 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ● ½ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce ● 1 lime ● Salt and pepper to taste
● 1 cup jasmine rice ● 1 lime, zested ● 1 thumb of ginger, minced ● ¾ cup of water ● Pinch of salt ● 2 tablespoons of butter
● 2 shallots ● 2 bell peppers ● 3 carrots ● 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ● Pinch of salt
● 3 teaspoons fresh cilantro ● 2 tablespoons of chopped peanuts ● 1 lime, cut into wedges
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Steps: Hello Fresh Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken
1) Preheat the oven
Move the shelf in the oven to the top rack position. This is where you will roast your vegetables. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Prep the fruit and vegetables
Prepare your fruit and vegetables. Wash and dry the bell peppers, shallots, ginger, and carrots. Peel the shallots and cut them into ½-inch thick slices. Slice the bell peppers in half and remove the cores. Cut the peppers into thin strips and chop the strips in half. Peel the carrots and slice them into ½-inch pieces.
Use the zester and zest one of the limes. You can also use a grater and slide the lime along the grate to zest it. Save the main body of the lime to use later for juice as well as the zest. Peel and grate the ginger.
3) Roast the vegetables
Place the carrot slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Add a dash of salt. Cook on the top oven rack at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and add the shallots and bell pepper pieces.
Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt to season. Cook the vegetables on the top rack at 425 until they’re lightly charred, about 15 minutes. Prepare your rice while the vegetables are cooking.
4) Cook the rice
Put 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pot and heat over medium-high heat. Add half of the minced ginger (about 1 thumb) and cook until fragrant, which will be about 30 seconds. Add the rice, ¾ cup of water, and a pinch of salt and stir briefly.
Bring to a boil then cover your pot and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the water, about 15 to 18 minutes. Mix in butter and lime vest with the rice and fluff. Add a dash of salt to taste.
5) Cook the chicken
To begin preparing the pineapple chicken, drain your pineapple pieces and reserve 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice. Pat your chicken cutlets dry and add salt and pepper to all pieces. Pour a large drizzle of vegetable oil into a large pan and heat on medium-high. Add the chicken cutlets and cook thoroughly, flipping the chicken when the underside is browned.
Cook until both sides of the chicken are browned and the middle is cooked through. This will take about 3 to 5 minutes per side. When the chicken is done cooking, place the chicken on a plate and set it aside. Rinse your pan and wipe it out with a paper towel.
6) Make the sauce
Add a drizzle of vegetable oil to the pan and heat on medium-high. Add the pineapple chunk and stir, cooking until the pineapple is lightly browned, about 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in half of the ginger (1 thumb) and cook briefly for about 30 seconds.
Turn off the heat and add a squeeze of lime juice, pineapple juice, and the Thai sweet chili sauce. Add the chicken back to the pan and flip a few times to thoroughly coat the chicken in the sauce.
7) Garnish and serve
Chop the peanuts and fresh cilantro. Toss half the cilantro with the roasted vegetables. Plate your dish, putting chicken, rice, and vegetables on each plate. Top with the remaining cilantro and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Add lime wedges as a final garnish. Serve warm. Enjoy!
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The Hello Fresh Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken recipe serves 4 people. (You can cut the recipe amounts in half for 2 servings). This is a beginner-friendly recipe that takes about 45 minutes to prepare. The combinations of sweet, savory, and hint of spiciness make this healthy meal a perfect dinner. This nutritious pineapple chicken, rice, and roasted vegetable dish serve up plenty of protein, carbs, and nutrients, offering a tasty option for people who want to eat healthy without losing their favorite flavors like Thai sweet chili sauce.
To complement the dish, have some Thai iced tea or your favorite beverage. If you have leftovers, you can refrigerate the pineapple chicken, rice, and vegetables for up to 3 days. If you will not eat the food within that time frame, you can freeze the meal for up to 6 months. To reheat, thaw your chicken meal in the fridge for at least 2 hours and then cook in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
For more details, check out our guide on how long Hello Fresh meals last.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sweet chili pineapple chicken?
Sweet chili pineapple chicken is a chicken-based dish that includes chicken cutlets served up with a sweet and tangy glaze that includes pineapple, Thai sweet chili sauce, and ginger for a spicy kick. The pineapple chicken goes perfectly with the flavors of lime, cilantro, and roasted vegetables. Rice makes the perfect addition to this dish to balance out all the flavors.
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What to serve with chili pineapple chicken?
Serve rice and roasted vegetables with the pineapple chicken. You can also add your favorite beverage and dessert to complete the meal. Some complimentary drinks include Thai iced tea, sparkling water, and mango juice. For dessert, try rice pudding or strawberry shortcake. If you want to add an appetizer, toss up a fresh salad with lettuce, carrot slivers, diced tomatoes, and some ginger dressing.
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What is Thai sweet chili sauce?
Thai sweet chili sauce is a sweet condiment with a spicy twist. The sauce is made with dried chili flakes, fish sauce, garlic, red chili pepper, and more. The popular Asian condiment is perfect for adding a sweet and tangy twist to chicken and fish dishes. Thai sweet chili sauce, in keeping with its name, is more sweet than spicy. It’s a perfect sauce for anyone who enjoys Asian cuisine without a high level of spice.
Thai sweet chili sauce is a low-calorie food with the main calories coming from sugar. There are many brands of Thai sweet chili sauce available, and some people even make their own. Some popular brands of Thai sweet chili sauce include Mae Ploy, Thai Kitchen, Frank’s Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce, Maggi, Kikkoman, Panda Express Sweet Chili Sauce, Sky Valley, A Taste of Thai, and, for those who want to cut out sugar, there’s G Hughes Sugar-Free Sweet Chili Sauce.
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How many calories are in Hello Fresh Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken?
One serving of this pineapple chicken dish includes about 710 calories, 28 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 35 grams of protein, 80 grams of carbs, 29 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, 120 milligrams of cholesterol, and 360 milligrams of sodium. Keep in mind that the exact ingredients and brands you use can vary slightly in nutritional value.
If you are on a diet or want or cut sugar and carbs from this recipe, you can skip the rice and reduce the amount of Thai sweet chili sauce that you use. Rice is carb-rich and you can skip those carbs by substituting a salad for the rice. Another option is to use brown rice instead of white rice to get more nutrients.
Thai sweet chili sauce has between 8 and 16 grams of sugar per serving (depending on which brand you get), so you can reduce the amount of sweet chili sauce you use to cut down on sugar. Another option is to try a sugar-free sweet chili sauce, such as G Hughes Sugar-Free Sweet Chili.
To reduce the amount of saturated fat in this dish, you can use olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Olive oil is less processed than vegetable oil and is more heart-healthy, offering monounsaturated fats that help reduce inflammation in the body.back to menu ↑
Tip: For a Vegetarian Person
If you are a vegetarian, you can still enjoy this recipe by using a veggie chicken product instead of real chicken. Some popular veggie chicken options include MorningStar Farms, Tofurky, Gardein, Quorn, and Lightlife.
And when it comes to vegetables, you can add or subtract vegetables to include your favorites. If you don’t like bell peppers, for instance, try broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, onions, butternut squash, kale, green beans, asparagus, or eggplant.
As you can see, this versatile chicken, vegetable, and rice dish can be modified to suit your exact tastes and dietary preferences. Whether you want to go low-sugar or low-carb, you can modify the recipe to fit your needs without sacrificing the delectable taste.
Looking for more delicious Hello Fresh recipes? Try Italian Chicken over Lemony Spaghetti Recipe, and Hello Fresh Pork and Veggie Bibimbap. Enjoy and happy eating!