Looking for a new easy chicken recipe to try? You’ll love this one!
Do you ever eat a recipe and it immediately brings you back to your childhood? Like when the smell, taste, and look of a specific dish reminds you of something you use to eat regularly as a child? That is what this Waikiki Chicken Recipe does for me.
This was a staple on the table when I was a child, and I love getting to make it for my own kids. Plus, it is so easy! Which is always a HUGE win in my book!
This Waikiki Chicken is a very simple and frugal dinner to prepare, making it perfect for those busy nights. All it requires is mixing a few ingredients together and cooking a couple of chicken breasts. I love meals that require little prep work!
Gather Your Ingredients
First, you will need to gather all of your ingredients. For this recipe you will need:
- 3-5 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded, cut into rings
How To Make This Easy Waikiki Chicken Recipe
First, heat a couple of Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
While the oil is heating, stir the flour and salt together on a plate.
Using a fork, dip each chicken breast into flour and then add it to the hot oil.
Let the chicken cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
While the chicken is cooking stir the crushed pineapple (undrained), barbecue sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar and dry mustard together in bowl.
It might not look pretty, but it tastes great!
Once the chicken is done cooking, pour the pineapple mixture over chicken in skillet.
Cover the skillet and allow the chicken to cook in the pineapple mixture for 30-40 minutes.
Garnish the chicken with green pepper rings and serve over hot steamed rice.
This is the perfect quick to fix dinner recipe. It requires very little prep, and is always a favorite with kids and adults!
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 3-5 Chicken Breasts
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 8-ounce can Crushed Pineapple
- 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
- 1 Green Bell Pepper Cut Into Rings
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat on stove.
- Stir flour and salt together on a plate.
- One by one, dip chicken breast into flour mixture and then add to hot skillet.
- Let chicken cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Turning occasionally.
- Stir together undrained pineapple, barbecue sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar and mustard. Pour over chicken in skillet
- Cover skillet and let cook on low heat for 30-40 minutes.
- Garnish with sliced bell pepper and serve over rice.
I hope your family loves this Waikiki chicken recipe as much as my family has! It just might become your new family staple, you never know!
If you are looking for more easy recipes, be sure to check out my Recipe eBook, Mel’s Home Cooking. This is the spot where I shared our family favorite, quick to fix recipes for easier home cooking!