Sweet heat pineapple firecracker chicken!
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Pineapple Firecracker Chicken

A sweet and spicy pineapple firecracker chicken. This 30 minute meal is studded with sweet mini peppers, fragrant onions, and sweet pineapple chunks, The chicken thighs stays nice and tender and is absolutely delicious. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: 30 minute meal, pineapple firecracker chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 900kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbs minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups sweet mini peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 16 ounces Frozen Dole Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Tbs Sriracha
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs corn starch


  • Green onion
  • Red Pepper Flakes


  • Cut chicken into even sized pieces.
  • Chop up onion and peppers into nickle sized pieces
  • Heat 3 Tbs olive oil in a wok over medium-high heat
  • Add minced garlic, chicken, sesame oil, salt and pepper, and cook until just browned about 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from wok, leave some of the juices/oil behind.
  • Add onions and peppers to pan and saute for 30 seconds, add in Dole Pineapple Chunks,
  • Add sriracha, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and rice vinegar.
  • Bring to a low boil, add chicken back in, and corn starch, stir well and immediately so corn starch doesn't form lumps. it will help the sauce thicken.
  • Let simmer for 6-8 minutes until chicken is cooked through, and sauce is thickened.
  • Remove and serve over rice! Garnish with green onion and red pepper flakes if desired


*** Use more or less hot sauce (sriracha) according to personal preference.


Calories: 900kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 36.7mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2.4mg