Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Stir Fry

 My hubs loves rice. And I love Teriyaki sauce. But not from a bottle. I have never found one I can even stand at all. So I try different recipes and layers of flavor. I like this sweet Hawaiian sauce. It can be a sweet and sour sauce. It can be a Hawaiian sauce. And it’s pretty good.

Hawaiian Chicken and Rice  Stir Fry

Progressive Vegetable Chopper…..GREAT gadget!
I use this handy dandy Progressive veggie chopper to do my peppers and carrots…..

It’s kinda like the “Slap Chop” advertised on T.V. but it’s only about $30 bucks.
Slap it…..and it chops up the veggies pretty quickly and perfectly!  

Here are my veggies chopped up and ready to stir fry (I just use an oiled fry pan)

Then while they are frying up for just about 5-7 minutes I make the sauce….

My Sweet Sauce……It tastes like a light, sweet, Teriyaki sauce….

 If you really like the taste of soy sauce, you could add a bit more. I don’t love it so I only put a small amount in mine.  I like a sweet sauce….so I add lots of pineapple juice, brown sugar and the ketchup gives it a little kick. It is not really thick, not too powerful either….I like it!

Here are the veggies all stir fried…with Hawaiian sauce added…..

Pour the veggies out on a plate for serving.  If you have kids they will pick out the veggies they don’t want before adding them to their rice.  Then use the same fry pan and do the chicken. I baked mine, then sliced it like it is here…..then I added it to the empty veggie fry pan and added some sauce….and just stir fried it for a few moments to coat the chicken.

Then I slice up and add the chicken to the fry pan….and add a few Tablespoons more  of sauce to  it! 

Then when the rice is ready it’s time to put it all together! Then pour a few spoonfuls over rice.  Yummy!  It’s healthy and colorful and the hubs LOVES it.  I made enough to put in Rubbermaid containers for our lunches the next day.   

If you want to….make a big vat of it and freeze half of it in a zip lock baggie…..for another meal! 

It would be good with fresh mushrooms too…and I added a few stalks of celery to this batch too….I
use whatever veggies I have on hand….broccoli is good with this recipe too! 

Let’s EAT! 

Sweet and Sour or Hawaiian Sauce:
3/4 Cup (basically the juice of 1 can) of  pineapple juice
1/4 Cup of  soy sauce
1/3 Cup of  rice vinegar
1/2 Cup of  brown sugar
2 T ketchup 
1 1/2 T corn starch
Chicken Tenders – About 10 or 2-3 chicken breasts sliced up 
(or you could use small meatballs too)
1/4 Sweet onion (Like a Vidalia) chop into 1/2 inch pieces
3/4 cup green or red pepper diced into 1/2 inch pieces
Sugar snap peas or Japanese pea pods
handful of thinly sliced carrots or diced carrots
1/2 Cup pineapple tidbits (or 3-4 rings, sliced into tidbits)


My Sauce Stuff…..plus the pineapple juice….

Stir fry all the veggies with a few tablespoons of oil.  Drain. Then  add 2 Tablespoons of the sauce over the veggies. You can stir fry the chicken in a separate fry pan with a little oil adding the sauce at the last 3 minutes.  Or if I am in a hurry I separately bake the chicken covering it in foil and adding the sauce the last 15 minutes of cooking). Then slice up the chicken and add to the vegetables.  Steam a few cups of rice in a rice cooker.  Then add rice to the plates, cover with the veggies/chicken mixture. Add a few tablespoons of sauce drizzled over the plate of veggies, chicken and rice.  Serve and Enjoy!