Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken is great served on top of rice. Cooked in no time with peppers and sweet fruit your family will love this pressure cooker meal.
If you’re looking for something new to try, give our Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken a whirl! A sweet and savory chicken recipe served on top of a bed of rice or alone, even your kids are sure to love this. If you’re obsessed with your new pressure cooker too, I have an easy step by step Ninja Foodi recipe for you to try tonight.
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Pineapple is great to cook with chicken because not only does it make it sweet, but it creates the tenderest meat ever. Throw in some bell peppers for texture and flavor and your meal is almost complete.
This is what you’ll need to make Ninja Foodi pineapple chicken
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- Pineapple + some of the juice
- Bell peppers
- Olive oil
- Garlic and ginger
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Chicken broth
- Cornstarch to thicken at the end
We serve this over Ninja Foodi rice but the side dish is up to you.
If you’re new to pressure cooking, welcome! It is easier than you think. Once you make a few recipes you will understand how it works and feel like a pro.
These are the basic steps you should follow:
- Set your pot to the saute function and add your olive oil.
- Add your diced onions and bite size chicken. Cook until outside of chicken pieces are no longer pink.
- Sprinkle in garlic and seasonings, stir.
- Pour in soy sauce, brown sugar, broth and stir together.
- Pineapple and bell peppers are added last.
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 6 minutes, followed by a quick release.
- Turn pot to saute again. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water until smooth, add this in.
- Allow contents in bowl to bubble and sauce will thicken. Serve.
This whole process should take about 15 minutes to cook with time to pressurize.
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Ninja Foodi Pineapple Chicken
- 1.5 lbs chicken bite size pieces, boneless skinless breasts
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bell pepper cut into chunks
- 1/2 c onion diced
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 3/4 tsp ginger powdered
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 c pineapple tidbits or chunks, measured without juice
- 2/3 c pineapple juice
- 1 1/4 c chicken broth
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Select saute function and then add the oil wait a minute to heat up. Next add the onion
and saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken and saute until outsides are no longer pink.
- Next add the garlic and cook 1 minute then add ginger powder, red pepper
flakes, salt, black pepper and give the ingredients a good stir.
- Pour in the soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, broth.
- Lastly gently mix in the pineapple pieces and bell pepper, stir until well combined. Turn the pot off now.
- Put pressure cooker lid on, close steam valve and set to pressure cook high for 6 minutes. Do a quick release of steam and lift lid.
- Set pot to saute again. In a small container combine the 2 tbsp. of cornstarch with 3 tbsp. of water, whisk until there are not lumps. Add this into your pot and stir.
- Allow to bubble and thicken. Serve over rice with sauce drizzled on top.