Hawaiian Chicken II
Easy and exotic chicken recipe the whole family will love! Serve over white rice. Variation: Add pineapple when chicken is almost done.
Easy and exotic chicken recipe the whole family will love! Serve over white rice. Variation: Add pineapple when chicken is almost done.
I liked this dish a lot. It's very easy and tasty. I actually did something a little different that turned out REALLY well: I used a glass ungreased 9 X13 baking pan and I added 2 cups of raw rice, and 2-and-a-half cups of water to the bottom of the pan. I stirred the rice to make sure it soaked the water in well, then I put the chicken on top of the rice/water mix, and poured the sauce over that. I baked it covered with tin foil for 20 minutes @ 400F, then I removed the tin foil and baked for 30 or so minutes uncovered. The rice cooks thoroughly and easily on its own, absorbing the flavorful sauce, and the chicken is very moist and tender with a coating of the sweet and sour. I think next time I might add a little pineapple before I pour on the sauce because I love pineapple.Read More
It was good, but too sweet for me. I used bone in thighs chicken. I cut the butter in half, as 1/4 cup seemed like it would be excessive. threw in some green pepper with 10 minutes to go. had some pineapple on the side. Went well with white rice. I don't know if I will make this again, but if I do I will cut the brown sugar in half.Read More
I liked this dish a lot. It's very easy and tasty. I actually did something a little different that turned out REALLY well: I used a glass ungreased 9 X13 baking pan and I added 2 cups of raw rice, and 2-and-a-half cups of water to the bottom of the pan. I stirred the rice to make sure it soaked the water in well, then I put the chicken on top of the rice/water mix, and poured the sauce over that. I baked it covered with tin foil for 20 minutes @ 400F, then I removed the tin foil and baked for 30 or so minutes uncovered. The rice cooks thoroughly and easily on its own, absorbing the flavorful sauce, and the chicken is very moist and tender with a coating of the sweet and sour. I think next time I might add a little pineapple before I pour on the sauce because I love pineapple.
VERY tasty! I added chunky pieces of green pepper, while arranging the dish for the oven. Next time I will add the green pepper 5 or 10 minutes before taking out of the oven. Upon taking the dish out, I placed the chicken breasts on bed of white rice on a serving dish, added some pineapple chunks, and covered it all with the leftover sauce. Definately will add this to my rotation. My husband loved it!
It was good, but too sweet for me. I used bone in thighs chicken. I cut the butter in half, as 1/4 cup seemed like it would be excessive. threw in some green pepper with 10 minutes to go. had some pineapple on the side. Went well with white rice. I don't know if I will make this again, but if I do I will cut the brown sugar in half.
VERY YUMMY but man is it sweet!!!! We served it over white rice and the leftovers heated up beautifully! We also added a little shake of red pepper flake to combat the sweetness and add a little extra zing. Thank you!
Excellent, with in our opinion, a perfect meld of flavors. You can't really taste the white wine, however, the sauce has a distinctive flavor to it that is sooooo good. Served it with rice and a little soy sauce. Next time, will try adding cornstarch to thicken the sauce after cooking, and will add green peppers and pineapple. My husband and teenage son absolutely LOVED it, want me to make more ASAP!!!
BLAND!!! Very, Very Bland!!!
My turn to prepare the office lunch and I choose Hawaiian Chicken II. Because the menu was enlarged, my prep/cook time was about 4 hours to prepare for forty-two people. To this day I am still getting rave reviews to the meal that was prepared last July ’01. Thanks for the recipe.
This was delicious! I cut up the chicken into chunks and added whole green beans and pineapple chunks. Will definitely make this again!
This is a tasty, easy recipe which soaks up lots of the sweet & sour flavor. If you like pineapple, put it in as you serve and pour leftover sauce over it. Everyone I tried it out on really enjoyed it.
This was great! I browned the chicken first, and I added a small can of drained chopped pineapple, a chopped red bell pepper, a large pinch of red pepper flakes, and freshly ground salt and pepper. Cook at lower temp (350) for half hour and it's perfect! I served over rice with a side of green beans.
Passable, but not something I would make again. I think the texture of the chicken (basically poached) turned me off the most, but I also found that the butter was too prominent a flavour. I'd suggest cutting the butter in half.
Very good! I didn't have any wine, but it turned out excellent.
This is definitely a keeper. I used my own version of this recipe, I placed my chicken in a baking dish, mixed my sauce as directed, except that I used Orange Juice Concentrate, instead of Orange Juice, speared my chicken, poured the sauce on top and set it in the fridge for 2 hours, allowing it to absorb some of the sauce flavor. I baked it at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, turned the chicken, placed pineapple slices in the sauce, and baked for the remaining 15 minutes. It was excellent!!!!!
Just had to rate this recipe again. I prepared it last night but substituted center cut pork chops for the chicken. This should be listed as a dish for pork also. Thanks again.
This is a good "starter" recipe for Sweet and Sour ANYTHING (chicken, shrimp, pork, etc.) you may choose to make. But it DOES seem to need ajustments in order to be palatable. I, personally, reduced the sugar, omitted the wine and added pineapple chunks. I whisked the sweet and sour sauce with about 2 or 3 T. corn starch (I do it "by hand", so my measurements are not always precise), the pineapple juice (from the can) and a bit (perhaps 2 T.) butter (we use the SALTED kind in my house). My family liked it well enough. And it looked REALLY pretty (quite a lovely presentation when served over white rice). But I'm not sure I will attempt to follow this recipe ever again. NOTE: I forgot to mention that I used skinned chicken thighs rather than skinless chicken breasts when I prepared this dish. Two thighs per serving and snap peas on the side and (as I said), it looked really pretty.
This was very good after I made the following changes: I omitted the brown sugar altogether (it's sweet enough without it), decreased the butter to about 2 tablespoons, added 1 tablespoon cornstarch to the sauce to help thicken it up, and decreased the cooking temp to 350 degrees. I also added one can of drained pineapple chunks, 1 coarsely chopped red pepper and 1/2 coarsely chopped red onion with about 20 minutes to go. It tasted great, but the only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that the chicken looked pale and undercooked, even though it wasn't. Next time, I'll brown the chicken for a couple of minutes and reduce the cooking time by about 10 minutes. It'll be a 5-star for sure!
WOW! I was looking for a Hawaiian chicken recipe that didn't require pineapple (I was out!) and I'm so glad I found this one. Absolutely wonderful taste, easy to make, and so tender it melted in my mouth. Everyone loved it and begged me to make it again.
I made this recipe a few years ago for a sorority function. Everyone there loved it and I still get compliments on it. In fact, many people that attended still ask me to make it!!!
I loved this recipe so much I made it twice in one week!!!
pain the the butt to prep. chicken wings were crisp. sauce was ok, i believe the the cider vinegar was too over powering.
Chicken did not glaze, it just poached in the juice. It didn't have much flavor. The sauce was flavorful, but the juice from the chicken diluted it.
We reduced the recipe to 1/2 C. brown sugar. It was still too sweet, and bland overall.
This was great! My hubby doesn't really care for sweet sauces but he added a little tobasco to his and loved it! I added a little more wine to the over all recipe since love cooking with wine. I would use a dry white wine so it's not to sweet due to the sauce for the chicken being very sweet before the wine. Thanks for recipe! :-)
Very tasty. Four stars only because I think there was a lot of excess sauce that wasn't needed. I didn't have any white wine and it still turned out great!
This recipe was very easier to prepare, and the chicken was pretty good. However, I had lots of extra sauce, which I found too sweet to use on rice. Overall, I don't think the taste was good enough to justify the excessive amount of sugar used in preparation.
I followed the advice from other reviews and only used 1/2 cup brown sugar. It was great over rice. This is now a family favorite.
This is my favorite thing that I have cooked so far. So easy to make, and has such a great taste. Will make again very soon. Thanks
I ahve made this for everyone I know now and they all love it...the sauce can be poured over chunks of potatos that have been baked in the oven , the recipe is just amazing, the only thing I dont use is the wine in it
Love it... Easy to cook and the dish has tons of flavors and very tender.
I wish I could rate this with more than 5 stars! This was AMAZING!!! So tender & juicy & SoOoOo full of flavor! I have a VERY picky 9 year old and he LOVED it! I did change it up just a little. I pre-cooked the chicken on the stove in a little butter, added garlic powder, salt, fresh ground pepper, and a little bit of crushed red pepper. I made the sauce as listed, minus the wine, & added a few dashes of soy sauce and a small can of pineapple tidbits WITH the juice. I put a bit of butter in a glass 9X13 dish & melted it in the oven while I mixed the sauce. (I really think you could skip the extra butter.) Then I put the chicken breast in the dish, poured the sauce on top, tossed it in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes and turned it half way through. I served this with a Lipton chicken & veggie rice and a side of carrots. It was DELICIOUS!!!
This is very good! I cut the brown sugar to 1/4 cup and added a pinch of red pepper flakes and it was still sweet enough but not too sweet. After 40 minutes in the oven the sauce was still thin but delicious and the chicken was cooked perfectly! Served over creamy coconut rice. I would definitely make this again.
Freakin awesome, the glaze is unbeleivable, i made my own sweet and sour too delicious
It was okay, but I did alter the recipe. I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 3T of butter. The sweetness was about right but it could've used a little kick. If I make this again, I will try some red pepper, which was suggested by other users. Besides the taste, this was very simple to make. Also, I cut the chicken into bite size pieces before cooking.
This was incredible!! I made the sweet and sour from scratch using a recipe that I found on here and it made a huge difference! My family had this completely gone in ten minutes! Will make again soon.
Very good. I cut the chicken in bite size pieces, only used 1/2 cup brown sugar, and it came out delicious. Served over white rice. Will make again.
The chicken was moist and tender. My entire family loved it.
It was super easy and incredibly good!!
I thought this was good. I also added pineapple slices to the top before baking.
Yum! This was delicious. Very easy to make, too. Just mix together the ingredients, pour em over the chicken and let bake for about an hour. I watched TV while the chicken baked. I think I'm going to try this also with pork chops. This time I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts but I think it would work fine with bone-in chicken also.
Used half of the brown sugar required and added pineapple chunks. It was fabulous and went over great at my other-in-law's birthday dinner.
My husband said that it was a little too sweet for his taste, but it was perfect for mine.
This was the best chicken I have ever had. Will make again. Even my picky kid liked this one. i did add Pinaple rings about half-way through the cooking.
My family and I liked this recipe very much. Thank you.
Not bad. I did think this recipe was sweet, and I didn't put in the sugar at all because I'm not a big sweet fan. I scaled it to one serving and made it for my lunch at work--only had a bit of sweet and sour sauce and bf doesn't like things like this. I used a frozen skinless chicken breast and it was fine. I wouldn't buy the sweet and sour sauce just to make it, but I'd make it again if I had some on hand.
Great ! The only change I made was add the pineapple chuck with about 10 minutes to go. This is a keeper.... Thanks
tasty & sweet and very sticky!
Excellent for those of us who aren't gourmet cooks. Very user-friendly.
It was good and my husband enjoyed it. Not spectacular if that is what you are looking for but a nice sweet recipe
I made this for my family and we all thought it was too sweet. Maybe it would be better if it had less brown sugar.
Excellent! Do reccomend some "saltier" side dishes to balance the sweetness. Used a mango salsa and garnished with geranium petals. Baked potato with a salty pico de gallo and sour cream. Beautiful presentation!
I printed this recipe back on 6/20/06 and noticed that today, the recipe has slightly been altered as far as cooking time. Unfortunately, I cooked it for one hour as instructed on the 6/2006 printout and it was too dry. I used dry white wine and didn't find it too sweet at all... however, I did find the butter to be way too much. I think that 2T of butter will be enough and less cooking time.
My husband and I LOVED this! I am always trying new recipes. Tonight, my husband said I had finally found a winner! Two thumbs up!! Thanks for sharing!
Great recipe! This tasted so wonderful! I will definately be making this one again!
Followed the recipe modification that called for rice to be put in the casserole 1st with water and the chicken 'on top' - mistake.. As another person noted, the chicken was poached. Whatever flavor from the sweet-sour sauce was diluted by all the water. Although I left the dish in the oven 15-20 min longer than called for - some rice was still not cooked. I gave it a 3*. My son still gave (just) the chicken a 4*. I'm confident that following the original recipe gets you a 4* - at least. Will do the original recipe next time.
So easy, so Delicious!!! Thanks my hubby loved it and so did friends, will definitely make again, but with a little less OJ.
I made this with no brown sugar and baked it in the oven with onions, peppers and added shrimp the last 15 minutes. It was the most delicious thing I have ever had!!!!
I added a green pepper and green beans, need to cook a little less next time. Great sweet tangy taste.
I think the only thing that would make this better are spices, like parsley or mint
This recipe is a keeper. I definitely recommend adding pineapple at the end.
It was way toooo sweet!
Our family enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
This is a very good recipe. I made it for a Hawaiian luau for work and everyone loved it. However, it is a very sweet dish. It was too sweet for my taste. I made some alterations with the items on the skewers. I placed mushroom, chicken, red onion, shrimp, and pineapples. I used something to suit everyones taste. However, be careful not to overcook the shrimp. You probably should grill the chicken and then add the shrimp close to the end of the cooking time.
I was a little nervous, but my roommates raved and raved about how great this dish was!
Paul loves this dish!
Very simple and yummy! After reading other reviews, I put in only 1/2 cup of brown sugar to cut down on the sweetness, and it turned out wonderfully!
this is a very tasty dish. i read many of the reviews and tried to change up the too sweet that many people said. i believe i succeeded. if you like spicy try this. add one tablespoon of crushed red pepper to the sauce mix. it makes it more of a chinese sweet and spicy dish that i just love. i will make this again very soon. okay, this is an update, (second time making it) i didn't noticed someone already tried the pepper flake idea. oops. but that means twice tried, must be a solid idea.
My family loved this recipe, especially my husband. His exact words, "This chicken is great". However, I used chicken tenders as oppose to the chicken breast.
I was able to make this with no cooking experience. My whole family loved it, at least that's what they told me. lol Easy to make and tastes real good.
I love this site and i try new reciepes every night. My husband now calls me Martha Stewart, my daughter wanted to make dinner one night so we did this one, it was wonderful. chicken turned out very juicy and the sauce was just enough.
This was incredible!! The entire family loved it.
A bit dry and bland
Loved this chicken! Was simple and quick to make. I even added some sliced pineapples on top while cooking. Served over white sticky rice. Great for kids!!
Fantastic and really easy to make. Added pineapple chunks the last 15 minutes. Will definitively make again and again and again..........
Didn't change the recipe, but was disappointed that it was very watery. Next time I make it I will either cook the chicken on the top of the stove or bake it first, then add the cooked sauce. The flavor was good.
DELICIOUS!!! I THINK I OVER COOKED THE CHICKEN BUT IT WAS REALLY GOOD... THANK YOU FOR YOU RECIPE
was quick and easy. Tasted very good. I omitted the wine. will make again.
Turned out great! The chicken actually doesn't look very appetizing when it comes out but tastes great. Very tender and great with rice.
Nice flavor but sauce didn't thicken up much in the allotted cooking time. I think next time I might consider thickening the sauce on the stove before pouring it over the chicken and putting it in the oven. Added some pineapple at serving time and that was quite nice!