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Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken
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The following recipe and photography were provided by our partners, Chef Billy Parisi and DOLE® Packaged Foods.

Add a little ray of sunshine to your dinnertime rotation with a homemade spin on traditional Chinese takeout!

Packed full of crisp veggies and hearty chicken, the key ingredient in this bright and flavorful bowl is Dole’s fresh, canned pineapple chunks. It’s a well-rounded meal with a little tropical flare that the whole family will love!

Speaking of well-rounded meals, don’t forget to enter our third annual Project Learning Garden contest, a program committed to helping young local children develop healthy eating habits!

Sponsored in partnership with Dole and Captain Planet Foundation, we will be gifting two local schools state-of-the art learning gardens for a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience.

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Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken


  • 1 can DOLE® Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup prepared sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked brown or white rice


  1. Drain pineapple. Reserve 2 Tbsp. juice.
  2. Stir pepper, onion and mushrooms in a large skillet with hot oil over medium heat until tender-crisp. Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside.
  3. Cook the chicken in the same skillet until browned. Add vegetables back to skillet with sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, pineapple chunks and reserved juice. Heat through.
  4. Serve over cooked rice.

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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