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Polynesian Chicken

This is a very tasty chicken dish that I made for our Bible Study Potluck. The recipe was requested a number of times, and I love being able to say, check out "Mennonite Girls Can Cook". It will be there. Hope you like it too.
  • 1 chicken cut into serving pieces, I always skin the chicken, or use boneless skinless if you desire. *If you use boneless it uses less cooking time.
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/3 cup oil
Mix flour with the salt and pepper and coat the chicken. The recipe suggests to fry the chicken in the oil, however I bake the chicken brushed lightly with the oil since there is no skin on and bake until light brown. Pour sauce over and bake uncovered for a half hour in a 9x13 pan.
Add pineapple and peppers and bake another 15 minutes or so.

  • 1 cup sugar (I reduce it by a 1/3)
  • 1 20 0z can of pineapple
  • juice from a can of pineapple mixed with enough water to make it 1 1/2 cups.
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. low sodium soya sauce
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 tsp. dry ginger
  • 1 red or green pepper
In a sauce pan put the pineapple juice and water mixed with cornstarch, add the remaining ingredients, except for the pineapple chucks and peppers.
Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Pour over the partially baked chicken and bake as directed.
*If you are using boneless chicken, then just put in the pineapple and peppers in with the sauce and bake it about 20 minutes in total after browning the chicken.
Serve over rice.


  1. Love the pineapple and ginger together in the sauce..this will be on my menu soon.

  2. Well, my second name is 'ginger'....kidding but...I LOVE ginger. So this recipe appeals to me very much. The pineapple and green peppers are the addition that probably takes it 'over the top' good! Yumm...

  3. I love this dish, especially since it has pineapple in it! It looks delicious!

  4. I wanted to thank you for the recipe.
    I made this chicken last night and it was a hit.
    I have made many of your recipes and they all turned out. You ladies are amazing.

  5. I made this for dinner this evening and it was delicious. I've added the recipe to my collection and will definitely be making it again.


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