Polynesian Chicken

Polynesian Chicken is baked chicken pieces combined with pineapple and orange soy sauce, it is quite delicious!

2 lbs. chicken, cut up

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. pepper

2 Tbsp. dried minced onion

3 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed

8.75 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tsp. cornstarch

1/4 cup water

11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

4 cups hot cooked rice

Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer in an ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Set aside.

Combine soy sauce, ginger, pepper, onion, brown sugar, reserved pineapple juice and orange juice, pour over chicken.

Cover and refrigerate one hour or overnight, turning once.

Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender.

Uncover, and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork.

Remove chicken from baking pan, keep warm on a platter.

Skim off fat from pan drippings.

In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch and water with pan juices.

Heat until thickened and bubbly. Stir in pineapple and oranges.

Warm through, pour over chicken. Serve with cooked rice.

Serves 8


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