Ginger Honey Chicken Pineapple Boats

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If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

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If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats! Pineapple boats are an easy way to add that little something special into what is a pretty simple recipe on its own. With minimal ingredients, it’s a healthy quick dinner that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes – plus you can save the leftover pineapple to enjoy later! 

Aside from the ginger honey chicken, this recipe would not be complete without Minute Instant Jasmine Rice! If you’ve been following along on the blog or over on Instagram, then you know some of my favorite quick and easy dinner recipes were made with Minute Instant Rice!

Adding Minute Instant Jasmine Rice to these pineapple boats is a no-brainer thanks to the sweet and aromatic flavors that it adds to the overall dish. Not to mention, I can feel good about serving it to my family since it contains no preservatives and is MSG, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Gluten free!

These pineapple boats are not only simple to prepare but pack a ton of flavor and are sure to be a hit with the entire family!

So without further ado, keep reading to grab the full recipe and assembly instructions.

If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

Here is what you need to make these delicious Ginger Honey Pineapple Boats:

  • Minute Instant Jasmine Rice
  • Pineapple
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Honey
  • Minced Garlic
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fresh, Grated Ginger
  • Cornstarch
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Sesame Seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • Parsley (optional, for garnish)

How To Prepare the Pineapple Boats:

To get the ‘boats’ for our pineapple boats, take one pineapple and cut in half from top to bottom (stem to base). Next, take each half of the pineapple and make slices inside of the fruit to form small cubes of pineapple that you can then scoop out with a spoon and save for late. Once you have removed all of the pineapple cubes, continue to hollow out the pineapple with a spoon.

Be sure to reserve some of the pineapple juice for the ginger honey sauce and set you hollowed out pineapple ‘boats’ to the side.

If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

How To Prepare The Minute Instant Jasmine Rice:

The best thing about this recipe, other than the fact that it is absolutely delicious, is that it all comes together in no time! Once the pineapple’s have been hollowed out, I like to go ahead and prepare the Minute Instant Jasmine Rice. One of my favorite things about the Minute Instant Jasmine Rice is that it can be prepared either on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Simply measure out your desired serving of rice (I used 2 cups for this recipe), and prepare according to the package instructions. Since it takes only 5 minutes to prepare, the rice will be ready even before the chicken is done cooking!

Once done, remove rice from heat and fluff with a fork.

How To Prepare The Ginger Honey Chicken:

Cut boneless, skinless chicken breast into bit sized cubes and season with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and paprika. Add in cornstarch and mix well to ensure that all pieces of chicken are evenly coated and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, freshly grated ginger, and pineapple juice until well combined and set aside.

If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until bowed. remove the chicken from the skillet and add the honey ginger and allow to cook for a few seconds – stirring consistently to avoid sticking. Add the cooked chicken back into the skillet, turn down the heat to a simmer and stir until the chicken is coated.

How To Assemble The Pineapple Boats:

Take your hollowed out pineapples and fill one half with the ginger honey chicken and fill the other half of the pineapple boat with one cup of the Jasmine Rice.

Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!

If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Although these pineapple boats are best when enjoyed immediately after preparing, it is possible to successfully store the ginger honey chicken and Minute Instant Jasmine Rice. I recommend storing the ginger honey chicken and Jasmine rice separate in air tight containers to maintain freshness. While the Minute Instant Jasmine Rice reheats beautifully, for maximum flavor, I recommend preparing a fresh serving of rice. Especially since it only takes 5 minutes. Store ingredients in the fridge for 2-3 days. I highly recommend using a glass container if possible, but no matter what container you use, make sure that it’s air-tight!

Thankfully this meal reheats extremely well and makes for a yummy lunch the next day! However, I highly recommend preparing a fresh serving of Minute Instant Jasmine Rice for your bowl to ensure the most delicious flavor and quality. Don’t forget that it can also be prepared in the microwave!

If reheating previously prepared rice, simply add your desired portion size of rice, add 1-2 tsp of water to your rice, and microwave for 45 seconds. Then simply add your desired portion of ginger honey chicken to the bowl and microwave for an additional 45 seconds up to 1:10. 

Be sure to check out Minute Instant Jasmine Rice as well as the other yummy Minute Instant Rice varieties, such as Instant Brown Rice, Instant Basmati Rice, and Instant Rice & Quinoa.

Ginger Honey Chicken Pineapple Boats

Ginger Honey Chicken Pineapple Boats

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you want to make a dinner that gets a 10/10 on taste as well as presentation, you have to try these ginger honey chicken pineapple boats!

Ingredients

  • Minute Instant Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Pineapple (or 2 for 4 boats)
  • 4-6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (cut into small pieces)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 2.5 tbsp Honey
  • 2.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (freshly grated)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (freshly grated or minced)
  • 1 tbsp Pineapple Juice
  • Sesame Seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • Parsley (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Take one pineapple and cut in half from top to bottom (stem to base). Next, take each half of the pineapple and make slices inside of the fruit vertically and horizontally to form small cubes of pineapple that you can then scoop out with a spoon and save for later.
  2. In a large bowl, add 1 tbsp of olive oil to your chicken thighs. Add your salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cornstarch. Toss to coat, and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and pineapple juice and mix well and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and add in your diced chicken and saute until golden brown.
  5. Add in your ginger honey sauce and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until chicken is coated and sauce becomes sticky.
  6. Once your chicken is done, remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Prepare your Minute Instant Jasmine Rice according to the package instructions.
  8. Once done, fluff it with a fork and season to your liking.
  9. Add your desired serving of ginger honey chicken into one half of the hollowed pineapple and add your desired serving of Minute Instant Jasmine Rice into the other half.
  10. Garnish with sesame seeds and parsley.
  11. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 1141mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 44g

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