Fengli Chicken with Arborio Rice

When life gets a bit complicated and stressful, we could all do with an escape! With a few choice ingredients, your end-of-the-day routine can take you a world away. A few minutes of combining these simple ingredients and you are transported to a place of culinary bliss. Enjoy the journey with this simple yet flavourful chicken with arborio rice recipe.

Fengli Chicken with Arborio Rice

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 lb of boneless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup splenda brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

Rice

  • Equal parts rice, chicken stock and water. Depending on how much rice you wish to make. I usually measure 1 cup of each, for this recipe.

Garnish

  • Fresh scallions
  • Sesame seeds

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat
  • Add chicken to pan, salt to taste. Stir occasionally until all chicken is lightly browned
  • Remove chicken pieces to a bowl and set aside
  • In the same pan, saute’ bell pepper until soft
  • In another bowl, combine pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and corn starch. Whisk until fully combined
  • Pour pineapple juice mixture into pan and raise heat to medium high, whisking often
  • Pour arborio rice into a medium-sized pot. Add chicken stock/broth and water. Stir to combine then turn the heat to medium-high
  • When broth and water are fully absorbed, take rice off heat
  • When sauce has thickened, add chicken back into pan then turn heat down to medium-low and simmer for 7 minutes
  • To serve, plate the rice, then spoon the chicken and sauce over rice
  • Sprinkle dish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.

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