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Aloha Chicken (VRP 200)

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Aloha Chicken brings a taste of the tropics to your dinner table, combining the succulent flavors of chicken with the sweet and tangy accents of orange and pineapple. This dish, infused with soy sauce and vinegar for depth and a hint of Asian-inspired flavor, is a delightful mix of textures and tastes. Served alongside a colorful medley of Japanese-style vegetables, Aloha Chicken is not only a feast for the palate but also a vibrant addition to any meal setting.

Aloha Chicken

A Short History

The fusion of tropical fruits and savory ingredients reflects the multicultural culinary landscape of places like Hawaii, where diverse influences blend seamlessly in the local cuisine. The use of pineapple and orange in savory dishes is a nod to the island’s love for blending sweet and savory flavors, a practice that has gained popularity worldwide. Aloha Chicken embodies this tradition, offering a simple yet flavorful way to bring a touch of island cuisine to your kitchen.

Tips for Making Aloha Chicken

  • Marinating Chicken: Start by combining vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch. This not only flavors the chicken but also tenderizes it, ensuring each strip is juicy and infused with flavor.
  • Sauteing Chicken: Cooking the chicken strips in oil until golden brown seals in the juices, providing a nice texture contrast to the soft fruits and vegetables added later.
  • Adding Fruits and Vegetables: The orange juice, marmalade, and crushed pineapple add a natural sweetness and tanginess that complement the chicken beautifully. The addition of a package of Birdseye Japanese-style vegetables introduces a convenient, yet tasty, way to incorporate greens into the dish.
  • Thickening the Sauce: The cornstarch mixture acts as a thickener, creating a glossy sauce that coats the chicken and vegetables evenly.
  • Serving: Serve Aloha Chicken over a bed of steamed rice to soak up the delicious sauce and complete the meal.

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The recipe was submitted by Helen Weissinger to an unknown newspaper. At this time we do not know more about Helen Weissenger.

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Aloha Chicken Recipe

Aloha Chicken is a testament to the delightful possibilities that arise when tropical fruits meet savory flavors. This dish, easy to prepare yet rich in taste, is perfect for those looking to add a bit of warmth and sunshine to their meal repertoire. Whether for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, Aloha Chicken is sure to transport you and your guests to a culinary paradise.

Aloha Chicken

Aloha Chicken (VRP 200)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • Cornstarch mixture
  • 10 oz. package Birdseye Japanese style vegetables

Instructions

Combine:
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Set aside.
Skin and bone 2 chicken breasts and cut into strips. Saute in 2 tablespoons oil in skillet for 10 minutes.

Add:
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
Cornstarch mixture
10 oz. package Birdseye Japanese style vegetables

Bring to a full boil, separating vegetable. Stir frequently. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer till chicken is done, about five minutes. Serve with rice.

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