Food Monday ~ Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

½ lb Chicken Breast cut in strips
¼ Sliced Green Pepper
½ cup Pineapple Chunks drained
Chicken Broth or Stock
4 tablespoons Oil
2 tablespoons Cornflour mixed to a thick paste with water
1/8 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Brandy
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Sugar
Dash Salt

Heat the oil in a pan and fry green pepper and pineapple until pepper is crisp-tender.  Add enough chicken broth to cover, and a dash of salt.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add chicken and cornflour paste, sesame oil, brandy, soy sauce and sugar.  Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.

Serve with salad and crusty bread

7 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

  1. Nancy


    It’s a good thing I already knew this recipe because if I was counting on you to help me with dinner tonight, I would have been lost. Up until a few minutes ago all I got when I visited your site was a BLANK PAGE…

    But, good that you are back now because without reading the recipe I might have forgotten the Sesame Oil and then the whole dish would have been ruined, and I would have had to send out for pizza or fish and chips…..

  2. Baino

    Nooooooooooooooooo . . fruit in stir fry .. .all wrong. Sorry GM but we’re besotted with Asian food here and they never put fruit in their savoury food except perhaps in a hot pot . . .then I think that’s a ‘western’ influence.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy – I am sorry. There was a glitch on some browsers and I was not aware of it until a few hours ago.

    Baino – That reminds me of something that happened shortly after I came to this town 32 years ago. While walking up the hill I was talking to a neighbour and we stopped half way to catch our breath. She asked what my plans were for the remainder of the day.

    “Well first off, I must cook dinner!” I said.

    “What will you cook?” she asked.

    “Grilled gammon with pineapple, grilled tomatoes, sugar snap peas and Jack will make chips. Chips are his department” was my reply.

    “How do you do that?” she asked once more, so I explained.

    A week later I met my neighbour again and she told me the meal was lovely but Derek didn’t like it. He apparently looked at his plate and said:

    “Whats this? If you are giving me my dinner, then give me my dinner. If you are giving me my dessert, then give me my dessert, but jumping Jerusalem don’t give me both together on the one plate!”

  4. Magpie11

    Mm! I’d put more vegetables in myself,,,I don’t mind the Pineapple but we get such cheap ones down Walthamstow Market that we’d have fresh. How about a little spice?

    I am sure the combination of Pineapple and Gammon comes from the need often to tenderise the Gammon. Pineapple comtains a proteolytic enzyme IIRC. I once injected pineapple juice into one half of a gammon joint and cooked it. The half with the pineapple in it was so tender it fell to pieces.
    There’s a story of an incident in Malaya (I don’t know if it was WWII or the Emergency. A British Patrol had got lost and had run out of rations. They came across a plantation of Pine apples and stuffed themselves silly. The enzyme attacked their stomach linngs and they were very ill. May only be apocryphal but it illustrates the point.

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Magpie – I must try the injection method next time I cook Gammon.

    I wonder…… if it would work for me? 🙄


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