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Sweet and Sour Pineapple Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry

Wonderful pineapple broccoli chicken stir fry with a flavorful sweet and sour sauce. This easy pineapple chicken stir fry recipe takes just 30 minutes to make for the best, protein-packed weeknight dinner! Serve with rice or quinoa for an amazing meal.

Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Nut Free
Cuisine Asian
Keyword pineapple broccoli chicken stir fry, pineapple chicken stir fry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 286 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the sauce:
  • cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or sub coconut sugar)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tablespoon arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • For the stir fry:
  • 1 tablespoon toasted or regular sesame oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into ½ inch chunks
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped into large chunks
  • 1 small red onion, chopped into large chunks
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets (about 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • For serving:
  • Cooked brown or coconut rice, for serving
  • Chopped fresh scallions, for topping


  1. First make your stir fry sauce: in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, rice wine vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and arrowroot starch (or cornstarch). Set aside.

  2. Add 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil to a deep skillet and place over medium heat. Add diced chicken breast and cook until no longer pink, about 5-8 minutes. Once cooked, transfer meat to a bowl and set aside. Keep the heat in the pan.
  3. In the same pan, add the remaining ½ tablespoon sesame oil. Add in bell pepper chunks, onion chunks and broccoli. Cook, stirring frequently for 5-8 minutes until broccoli is slightly tender but still has a bite. Stir in pineapple and cooked chicken breast. Pour sauce over and bring to a slight simmer then reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Serve with brown rice, coconut rice or quinoa for a healthy dinner. Garnish with scallions. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

This recipe would be excellent with my coconut rice.

If you want to make vegetarian, I suggest using tofu or chickpeas instead of chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Pineapple Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4, excluding rice))
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.7g10%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Carbohydrates 28.2g9%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 20.6g23%
Protein 28.9g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.