Braces-Friendly Recipe: Aloha Chicken


Aloha chicken is an easy, summery, and delicious dish that will take little effort to make on a busy weeknight. It's got that irresistible flavor pairing of sweet, tangy, and savory. Aloha chicken is a kid-friendly crowd-pleaser that will bring the essence of Hawaii into your kitchen!

**If you are making this dish for someone who is wearing braces, simply cut the chicken into small bite-sized pieces and then cook on a skillet.**


1-1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can (16 oz) pineapple chunks
1.5 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2-3 cups cooked rice


  1. Follow cooking instructions for your rice to prepare while you are making the chicken.
  2. Cut the chicken into strips. Put the flour into a gallon bag and add the chicken. Shake to coat.
  3. Brown the chicken with the oil over medium heat in a skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes each side or until cooked through and juices are clear. Set the chicken aside.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, drain the pineapple juice and reserve 1/4 cup. (You can discard the remaining juice or save it for another use.)
  5. Combine the cornstarch and 1/4 cup pineapple juice in a small bowl. Add to the skillet after you’ve removed the chicken. Add the honey, soy sauce, and pepper; stir well.
  6. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook and stir. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for another 30-60 seconds or until the juice mixture is thickened.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium and add the pineapple and chicken, heating through.
  8. Serve over rice.


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