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Hawaiian Skillet Chicken Recipe

Hawaiian Skillet Chicken Recipe
Sautéeing chicken is extremely easy; you start with high heat and just a little oil. It is a building block recipe, since once you have the sauteed chicken you can add a favorite sauce or vegetable. The reward will be dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. Tip: Feel free to make up your own additions for a pan sauce. For a variation, try adding a 9 ounce jar of apricot chutney and 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Tip: Save time by buying "thinly sliced" boneless, skinless chicken breast. This will eliminate the step to remove the tenderloin and will also cut down Sautéeing time: two minutes per side. Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (canola, corn, peanut)


  1. 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, with juice
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  6. 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  7. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1 tablespoon flour


  1. Remove tenderloin from chicken breast to allow it to cook evenly. Salt and pepper all of the chicken. Place flour on a plate and coat the chicken (including the tenderloins) on both sides with flour, pressing to make sure it adheres. Shake off excess flour.
  2. In a large, heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces to the skillet, without crowding the pan, work in batches and add more oil if necessary. Sauté chicken for 4 minutes, without moving, it will become nicely brown. Adjust the heat, up or down if needed. Turn the cutlets and continue to sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until chicken is evenly browned and cooked throughout, (tenderloin pieces take less time, 2 minutes per side) Transfer the chicken to a plate and remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. SAUCE: Add the pineapple with the juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, cloves, paprika and salt. Return the skillet to medium heat and stir for a minute. Add the tablespoon of flour and continue to heat the sauce, stirring to collect any remaining juices and brown bits from pan, and allowing it to thicken slightly (about 2 minutes). Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve with white rice.