Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry - 2 Guiding Stars
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Stir-fry has a lot of ingredients, but is fundamentally a pretty simple dish, which makes it a wonderful choice for cooking with kids. Put them to work measuring out the sauce ingredients and prepping vegetables to get everyone involved in making a lovely and delicious dish.


Marinated Chicken:

  • 1 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed


  • 1⅓ cups water
  • ⅔ cup brown rice


  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Stir Fry:

  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil, divided
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped bok choy
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup sliced green onion
  • 1 cup snow peas


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients and toss with chicken. Refrigerate until ready to use (up to 24 hours).
  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and cook rice according to package directions.
  3. Whisk together sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  4. In a large wok, heat half of the peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots and red pepper and stir-fry until slightly cooked (2 to 3 minutes). Add the bok choy and pineapple and stir-fry until bok choy is wilted (1 minute). Add green onion and snow peas and stir-fry to desired tenderness (1-2 minutes). Remove vegetables from the wok and set aside.
  5. Add remaining peanut oil to the wok and the marinated chicken. Stir-fry until chicken is cooked through or hits a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF (3-5 minutes). Return vegetables to wok with chicken and stir-fry 1 minute more.
  6. Add the sauce to the wok and heat until bubbling. Cook until sauce thickens (1-2 minutes).
  7. Serve the chicken and vegetables over rice.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 295; Total Fat 6g (8% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1g (5% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 41mg (13% DV); Sodium 320mg (14% DV); Total Carbohydrate 42g (15% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 12g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 18g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin C 90% DV; Niacin 80% DV; Manganese 50% DV.
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