Pineapple Chicken Stirfry and Why I Need Some DQ.

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Good morning, good morning! It’s Thursday…which means it’s almost Friday. Which means it’s almost the weekend. Which is fantastic. Laughing

I’m glad you guys were interested by my post yesterday! I like knowing that I’m not the only person curious about the daily happenings in people’s lives. Might have to do a weekend one sometime in the future, just to show the difference between a workday and a weekend day. On weekends, I actually get to sit down and relax for a little while Wink

But for today…I have a recipe for you. This is actually a variation on a recipe my mom used to make once in a while – I fell in love with it and started making it all the time at home.  I think that stirfries in general are one of my favourite dinner dishes, actually. They’re delicious, fast and healthy, and you can make a ton of it at once and eat it all week. This one combines pineapple with chicken and veggies for an awesome savoury/sweet combo. 

Enjoy!

Pineapple Chicken Stirfry

(serves 6)

Pineapple Chicken Stirfry

Ingredients

  • 1 19 ounce can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded with bones and skin discarded (can be subbed for four cooked skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white OR rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar (I used xylitol)
  • 3/4 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used one and I could barely notice it, so I would go two or more if you’d rather have more spice)
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 6 servings of rice, quinoa or pasta (I’ve had it with all three and it’s all been fabulous)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Drain pineapple and set chunks aside. Add cornstarch to the juice and stir until dissolved.

2. Heat olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Add bell strips and saute until tender-crisp, about 4-5 minutes.

Stirfry Peppers

 

3. Remove bell peppers from pan and set aside. Set heat to medium-high and Add vinegar and sugar to the pan. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cook without stirring until liquid turns pale brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Sizzling Liquid

3. Add water/chicken broth to the pan. Add juice/cornstarch mixture. Add pineapple, bell pepper, ginger and hot sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally,  until mixture loses it’s cloudy appearance and begins to boil, about 3 minutes.

Stirfrying

4. Add chicken and sliced green onions. Cook, stirring often, until hot, about 3-4 minutes.

Pineapple Chicken Stirfry

 

5. Serve over cooked rice, quinoa or pasta, and add salt and pepper to taste. As you can tell in the first picture, I went with quinoa. Seriously such an amazing dinner, and made for a great lunch all week – I didn’t even have to heat it up!

Before I end this post, there’s two things I need to bring attention to.

First:

Internationally, Pizza Hut does some pretty weird stuff. In Japan, there’s a shrimp and mayo roll stuffed crushed pizza, a cheeseburger pizza in the middle East, and a fish and potato chip pizza in Indonesia, among others (full list here). Well, Pizza Hut is bringing their weirdness to Canada:

Poutine Pizza

That would be a beef poutine pizza, which has just been released in Canadian Pizza Huts (source). Eric is excited. I am horrified. This is how I felt when KFC released the Double Down…why, just why? I’ll eat some weird pizza toppings but I draw the line there.

And second:

This is a lot less horrifying and a lot more delicious:

S'mores Blizzard

 

Must.get.to.DQ.

Enjoy your day!

<— Do you like to play around with family recipes?

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<— Best Blizzard flavour out there? I’m a fan of Reese’s (obviously) but I always get a pumpkin pie Blizzard in October!

38 Comments

  1. This recipe looks delicious- the tang of pineapple sounds fantastic- I think my preferance would be the rice option There is no playing with traditional recipes in Italy- if you value your life that is But in fact really most of my mama and Nonnas recipes are very intuitive and rely on what’s in season and available so there is a lot of room for feeling out a recipe. I’d really like to try traditional poutine- I already like chips with gravy! On a pizza though- refer to the valuing your life above lol! In Italy it would be sacrilege and I must admit it sounds a little repulsive to me Since I do value my life I haven’t delved in to weird pizza toppings- although this recipe is making me want to try a little pineapple on a slice – perhaps I’ll make one in secret and eat it far from prying eyes lol. Blizzards sound cool Yoda- I have googled… Interesting, much knowledge I am gaining Xo Sophia

  2. Stir fry is one of the easiest and quickest dishes to make – and I love it for that reason! I’ve added pineapple before, but now you’re making me want to try it again! A s’mores Blizzard?! Yes please! I wonder if they have released those in the States…

  3. I love fruit mixed into stir fries, although I have to go for oranges or mangoes because I’m allergic to pineapple. Crazy, right? And I didn’t even develop that allergy until I was in my early 20’s. Bah! And not gonna lie… I’m equally as horrified by that poutine pizza, but the thought of fish on pizza makes me a little nauseous. And who knows? The poutine sounds so strange that it might actually be good. As for Blizzards… sigh… allergies :?

    • Geeze, I just have to add peanut butter in this post and it’s basically “Things Amanda can’t eat.” I never would have thought to try mango in a stirfry, that sounds really good!

  4. Okay so I saw the DQ thing on instagram last night from someone else and I’m seriously DYING. I don’t think we have DQ anywhere around here anymore but I’d be willing to drive pretty far for it. S’mores is my favorite flavor of anything. Absolutely anything.

  5. I’ve never tried a Blizzard but the idea of adding toppings like Reeses, Oreos and S’mores to vanilla ice cream sounds all kinds of fabulous- must.recreate.SOON! A poutine pizza sounds rather deadly although I’m sure it’ll end up being a “strange but good” variation. To add to the weirdness, did you know that green tea flavored Kit Kats are available in Japan? Although I initially scrunched up my nose, I am starting to think it would taste nice as I am a fan of green tea ice cream!

  6. I love stir fry, I don’t cook it at home nearly enough. I’m going to have to do that more often because whenever I get the craving, i tend to order out. (big waste of $$) and also pizza hut is out of control with those toppings!! my favorite pizza combo is actually a little strange though- its pineapple, bacon and jalepeno. there’s a place by me that makes it and its soo good

  7. I love dq blizzards. I worked there in high school, so we would create our own flavors when it wasn’t busy oreo peanut butter cup is a good one as is chocolate covered cherry cheesecake, using the cone coating for chocolate….sooooo good
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  8. The stir fry looks delicious BUT all I can say is AMEN! I need that damn blizzard too! I saw that commercial and need to get my booty there!!

  9. I’m a big fan of stir-fry in general and this one sounds wonderful! I love the fact that you use a rotisserie chicken. It makes life so much easier!

    Yes, I like playing around with family recipes. It’s fun to mix it up and try different things!

    • I adoree rotisserie chicken. Or, I just buy a whole chicken and throw it in the slow cooker all day, then shred when I get home. So easy!

  10. This recipe has some great flavor combinations, yum! And those are some crazy pizzas! The larger companies that have locations overseas always have the weirdest stuff. McDonald’s has a McLobster sandwich somewhere and when I ate at McDonald’s n France (I had to) it was completely different. They serve beer!

  11. I LOVE adding pinapple to stir-fries. It seems like a lot of people do not like warm pineapple, but I love it. And speaking of pizza…I LOVE pineapple on that, too!

  12. I meant to have DQ before I left school because I don’t have any around me, but I never did it. Darn!

  13. Stir frys really are the best! I have never tried one with pineapple before but it sounds great. I love pineapple chicken in the crock pot. I always eat leftovers cold!
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  14. My DQ Blizzard pick would be Cookies ‘n Cream

  15. I love stir fries too – so easy and delicious!

    Umm yeah that pizza sounds kind of gross. I love pizza, but I don’t get it when foods are made unhealthy just for the sake of being unhealthy. It’s like they’re just trying to create shock factor by making extraordinarily unhealthy dishes. I don’t know if I’ve ever had any really weird toppings on a pizza… I like figs on certain kinds of pizza though, does that count?

    Umm okay as if I needed another reason to be jealous of people without nut allergies. That Blizzard looks so good! I always have to get McFlurries instead.

    • Exactly! Unhealthy just for the sake of being unhealthy…Unhealthy but still delicious is one thing, but restaurants just trying to updo each other with how unhealthy they can be.
      And McFlurries aren’t a bad substitute

  16. I love anything sweet and savory! Looks like a great stir fry. I have yet to try a DQ Blizzard (I know, I know), but I love McFlurries which are similar? I always get the M&M one!

  17. Mmm! I absolutely love pineapple in a stirfry dish! Me and my mom made a version of ours last summer and it was so good. Sweet and savory all the way.

  18. I love the Reese’s blizzard! Can’t remember the last time I had one.

  19. I miss DQ. in middle school I swear I would get something there at least once a week. My dad used to bring home their dipped ice cream cones on a stick. UM best freezer food ever

  20. I am a HUGE fan of quick and easy meals like this!!

    On the Pizza Hut note, when I was in China, the Pizza Hut sold escargot. Bizarre!

  21. Love love love this recipe! I think pineapple is completely underrated in cooking, and that it should be used much more often in savory recipes. I adore the sweet/salty flavor contrast – especially on pizza. Hawaiian and BBQ chicken pizzas hold a special place in my heart. Speaking of pizza…Pizza Hut puts some craaazy things on their crusts! I’ve seen that list before, and remember being pretty shocked. However I kind of pride myself on being an adventurous eater, so I think I’d be willing to give them all a fair chance before passing *too much* judgement. Bring on the poutine!

    While I’m saving on a ticket to Canada (hopefully that pizza will stick around long enough), I’ll plan on sipping on Blizzards at DQ. Gah, I love those things. When I was little, my family would stop by once every month for a treat. I always ordered a dipped cone – that is, until I discovered the Blizzards. There was no turning back afterwards! My go-to was (surprise!) pineapple and vanilla. It probably wouldn’t be my first choice today (hello, Reese’s!), but I sure loved it then.

    Hope you’ve had a great week, Sam! I’ve been pretty MIA in the blog world, but I can’t help but check in on my favorite blogs (that’s you!) from time to time. Hugs! <3 xoxo

    • Hawaiian and BBQ = my two favourite pizza loves. Although when you do make it to Canada, I am taking you out for some traditional poutine I know you’re busy these days, so I appreciate you taking the time to comment love! Hope you’re doing fabulously <3

  22. My fav blizzard is the peanut buster bar. Its not listed on the menu but will still give it to you- it was a special offer a long time ago but dont advertise it. Unfortunately theyve recently made me feel nauseous since recovery, but a couple bites are ALWAYS worth it

  23. Beef poutine pizza?? Why Pizza Hut, Why?? The s’mores blizzard looks amazing. I wouldn’t mind having one of those around a campfire

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