Pineapple Chicken Bowls

I found this recipe from The Culinary Compass and meal prepped it for my lunches this past week. It was so good, I’m going to share it with all of you.

The first step is to add the chicken, reserved pineapple juice, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, and ginger into a gallon size bag.

Mix it together and let it sit in the bag for 30 minutes.

In a skillet melt 1 tbsp coconut oil.

Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add the pepper and onion and cook until tender (about 7 minutes). *I was only meal prepping for 3 days worth so I used half a pepper instead of a whole one.*

Add in the pineapple and cook another 2-3 minutes before removing from the skillet.

Add in 1 tbsp coconut oil to the skillet and let it melt.

Add in the chicken and cook until no longer pink, roughly 9 minutes.

Add in 2 tbsp soy sauce, as well as lime juice. Stir the veggie mixture back into the chicken and let simmer 2-3 minutes.

Serve it hot, or pack it into lunches like I did. I made brown rice to go along with it, but you could use white rice, or cauliflower rice if you are doing keto.

Full Recipe and Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
  • pineapple juice, reserved from pineapple chunks
  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Optional: brown rice, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a gallon bag, add chicken, reserved pineapple juice, 2 tbsp of soy sauce, and ginger. Mix together and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a skillet, melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add in green pepper and red onion. Cook until tender, about 7-8 minutes. Add pineapple chunks, cook an additional 2-3 minutes and remove from skillet.
  3. Add in remaining 1 tbsp of coconut oil, add chicken and cook until no longer pink 8-10 minutes. Add remaining 2 tbsp of soy sauce and lime juice. Mix and add veggie mixture back in. Let simmer 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve over brown rice. Serve warm or save for later!

If you try it out let us know in the comments below. Check out some more of The Culinary Compass recipes here. Until next time lovelies.

4 Ingredient Energy Balls

Sometimes finding healthy, tasty snacks can be a struggle. I know for me I hate having to spend a lot of time making something, which usually leads to me just going for a bag of chips. Recently I found a new favorite snack and it only has 4 ingredients and can be made super quick. Below are the easy steps on how to make these energy balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Makes about 12-14 balls

The first step is to add all of the ingredients into the bowl.

Next, stir with a spatula until all of the ingredients are mixed together well.

After all ingredients are mixed together, place the bowl into the fridge for about 20 minutes. This will allow the mixture to stiffen a bit, allowing you to roll them into balls.=

Finally, remove the mixture from the fridge and roll into about 1 1/2 inch balls. I used a cookie scoop to make sure they were all the same size, but you can just estimate or use a regular spoon to ensure they are the same size. Store them in a container, and keep them in the fridge, that is if you don’t eat them all at once!

If you try out this recipe let me know what you think in the comments below. You could try all different combinations as well! Until next time lovelies.