Care for some Pineapple Ginger Chicken? Grab a plate and I’ll share.

The secret to this chicken is the sauce. That sauce, ya’ll. It’s thick so it clings beautifully to your chicken. It’s tangy. It’s sweet. It’s lick your plate good.

No sugar. No junk. The zesty sweetness comes from pineapple, dates, and fresh ginger. Now that’s a flavor combo to try, right? Why yes it is and you’ll be so happy you did.

If you haven’t worked with fresh ginger before I’ll tell you it’s so much easier than it looks. I know it can look pretty gnarly. But the reality is all you have to do is cut it and peel it. For this recipe simply cut off a 1 to 1 1/4 inch chunk (called a knob). Use a spoon, knife, or vegetable peeler to peel it. I use a potato peeler and it works well. I find that I take too much off if I use a knife. Then toss your peeled ginger knob into the blender with your other sauce ingredients. So simple!

Serve this with fresh veggies or over rice (cauliflower rice or traditional), zoodles, or noodles. You can’t go wrong either way.

Looking for another delicious chicken recipe? My Healthy Bruschetta Chicken is out of this world good!

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Pineapple Ginger Chicken

This Pineapple Ginger Chicken is tangy and sweet. No sugar. No junk. Just big bright flavors like pineapple, medjool dates, and fresh ginger. So good I bet you'll lick your plate.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • salt & pepper

Pineapple Ginger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 to 1 1/4 inch knob of ginger

To Finish

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • fresh parsley for topping, chopped

Instructions

Chicken

  • Add olive oil to saute pan or cast iron skillet. Heat pan to medium high heat.
  • Add chicken to hot pan. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and dried parsley on top of each breast. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Flip. Cook other side until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over so your herbed side is facing up. Turn off heat.

Pineapple Ginger Sauce

  • Peel your ginger knob. (You don't need to dice it as it will blend just fine once peeled.)
  • Add all sauce ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.

To Finish

  • Pour blended sauce into the pan with your chicken. Add cup of chopped pineapple around chicken. Reduce heat to medium low or low. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Sauce will reduce a bit.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve!

Notes

Why medjool dates versus other kinds of dates? Medjool dates are picked early which means they tend to be very soft. This makes them awesome for blending and creating sauces. Yes, it does matter what kind of date you use!

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast + 1/4 sauce & pineapple chunks, Calories: 348kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 814mg, Potassium: 738mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 41.3mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg

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