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Instant Pot® Hula Chicken

instant pot® hula chicken Entree
Instant Pot® Hula Chicken
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 8

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 September 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
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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