Looking for a quick, tasty and healthy dinner? This is it. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use most vegetables- carrots, squash, onions, celery, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes...
This recipes serves four.
2 whole chicken breasts
1 medium onion
2 stalks celery
1 whole red pepper or 1/2 red and 1/2 yellow
5 oz can water chestnuts
6 slices fresh pineapple, cut into eighths
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/4 cup pineapple juice (or more broth)
Remove meat from bones of chicken. Cut meat, onion,peppers and celery into 3/4" cubes. Mix cornstarch, soy sauce, salt and chicken broth. Smear chicken with mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon cooking oil in frying pan. Add onion and stir half minute. Add celery and peppers and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Remove.
Heat remaining 3 tablespoons lard or cooking oil. Add chicken meat and cook 2 minutes only (overcooking the diced chicken will ruin the dish). Return vegetables; add pineapple pieces. Stir until heated. Add pineapple syrup or broth. Bring to a boil. Serve over rice.
I used homemade meatballs in place of the chicken and served them over mashed potatoes.