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Instant Pot® Hula Chicken

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Instant Pot® Hula Chicken
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 8
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An unexpected ingredient list makes this tropical chicken dinner recipe surprisingly delicious! Chicken thighs are browned and then cooked in a sweet-and-savory pineapple sauce before being shredded and served with rice. It’s the perfect solution for a quick dinner that brings big flavor to the table.
Updated Sep 13, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs, patted dry
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) crushed or diced pineapple, drained
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic and gingerroot; set aside.
  • 2
    On 6-quart Instant Pot®, select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Heat butter in insert. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned. Pour pineapple juice mixture over chicken; turn chicken to coat. Select CANCEL.
  • 3
    Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 3 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure. Transfer chicken to cutting board to cool slightly, then shred with two forks. Return chicken to mixture in insert.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup, rice vinegar, Sriracha sauce and cornstarch. Stir into chicken mixture. Select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Heat mixture in insert to boiling. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 5
    If desired, serve warm over a bed of rice topped with cilantro.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Hula chicken is great over rice, but leftovers are also great in hot sandwiches with mozzarella cheese.
  • tip 2
    For additional fun garnishes, consider topping with thinly sliced green onions or hot chopped Canadian bacon.

Nutrition

220 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 20g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Potassium
300mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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