Is there anything better than a quick chicken stir-fry recipe for dinner? Probably not. Equal parts sweet, spicy, and a little sticky, this is the perfect easy pineapple chicken recipe that makes every age run to the dinner table. Best of all, it takes less than 30 minutes to make. By the time the rice is cooked, dinner is officially ready.
In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, and jalapeños and bring to a simmer.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons water and cornstarch until combined (this is called a "slurry"). Whisk into sauce pan and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
Stir in bell pepper and cook until just tender, 3 minutes more. Add sauce and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple and cashews.
Garnish with scallions and serve with rice and lime wedges.