The Spanish introduced the first pineapples to Hawaii. The state is now one of the top pineapple producers in the world, producing one third of the world’s pineapple crop and 60 percent of the world’s canned pineapple.
Oven Fried Hawaiian Chicken is a great way to utilize the cheaper whole cut- up chicken or frankly whatever type of chicken you have on hand.
It is my go to recipe any time I have chicken with the skin on. It is easy, delicious and a wonderfully frugal meal that everyone enjoys.
Let’s make the marinate that I like to let my chicken hang out in overnight.
In a Large Ziploc bag add:
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
2 Mashed Garlic Cloves
1 Teaspoon Minced Fresh Ginger Root
(1/2 Tsp. dry ginger- if you don’t have fresh on hand)
1 Frying Chicken about 3 pounds in size, Cut-Up
toss that right into the Ziploc, zip it tight, mix the marinate around the chicken in the bag and stash it in the fridge to make amazing things happen.
I like to flip the bag a few times through out the marinate process just to make sure it is all covered.
When you are ready to cook the chicken… Pre-heat those ovens to 425 degrees!
Take the chicken from the marinate and place them on a piece of parchment paper.
Save the marinate bag for later!!!
Set that aside.
Take your baking dish and put 1/3 Cup of butter on it to melt.
Place it inside the oven to quickly melt.
In the meantime, sprinkle the chicken lightly with 4+ Tablespoons of Cornstarch.
Put that chicken ( Cornstarch & Skin side down) on the melted butter in the pan in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the bottom on the chicken is browned.
Remove from oven and gently flip each piece of chicken over.
Take out that marinate bag and add to it:
2 Cans of Pineapple Chunks- juice and all!
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Mix up in bag and pour over the chicken.
Put the Oven Fried Hawaiian Chicken back into the oven for an additional 20- 25 minutes.
Serve with rice and that’s how one chicken easily feeds our family of six.
Oven fried Hawaiian chicken makes for a festive, light and inexpensive meal.
The whole meal for the six of us ends up costing $9- $12 (depending on sales) but no one has a clue by the taste that it was budget friendly as well as totally awesome.
It is a terrifically tasty dish that the whole family will enjoy.
Simple, easy, frugal and delicious.
A combination of excellent.