Ginger chicken and pineapple stir-fry

3
1
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Combine tender pieces of chicken with pineapple, scallions and sweet peppers and an Asian-inspired sauce for a delicious weeknight dinner. Garlic, ginger, five-spice powder, and soy sauce bring a tangy flavor to the sweetness of the pineapple. Five-spice powder is an Asian seasoning that combines a variety of flavors that includes sweet, sour, bitter and salty. It makes an excellent marinade or rub. This entire dish cooks in a single pan, making clean-up easy. Make the meal complete by serving the stir-fry with brown rice.

Ingredients

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), cut into strips

Table salt

¼ tsp

Canola oil

4 tsp

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, sliced on diagonal

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, cut into matchstick strips for garnish

Pineapple

1½ cup(s), 1-inch cubes

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, cut into 1-inch pieces

Serrano chile(s)

1 average, seeded and minced, red or green chile

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Ginger root

1 Tbsp, fresh, peeled, minced

Five-spice powder

½ tsp, Chinese variety

Low sodium soy sauce

2½ Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches, and stir-fry until cooked through and well browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to wok. Add 3 scallions, the pineapple, bell pepper, and chile and stir-fry until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, and five-spice powder and stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken and soy sauce to wok and stir-fry 1 minute. Remove from heat and sprinkle with remaining scallion.
  3. Per serving (1 cup)