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Aloha Casserole

Posted: April 27

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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"Aloha" doesn't just mean hello; it's also a word expressing love, compassion, and affection. Aloha Casserole draws from both meanings of the word, so it's welcoming and heartwarming in every bite. Savory chicken and tender rice cooked in a tangy, aromatic, and sweet sauce to true perfection; the entire dish is infused with tropical flavor thanks to the luxurious pineapple tidbits and juice. The Aloha Casserole brings people together around the table with smiles on their faces.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic, plus more to taste, minced
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice, juices reserved
1 pound chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins, boneless, skinless, thinly sliced, and diced into bite-sized pieces
cilantro, optional, chopped, for garnish
bacon, optional, cooked, diced, for garnish


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Spray an 11x7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and chicken broth.

Step 4

Add the uncooked rice, onion, bell pepper, pineapple tidbits (including their juices), and the chicken breasts.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 6

Cover the baking dish tightly with foil.

Step 7

Bake for 50 minutes.

Step 8

Uncover the dish and stir the mixture.

Step 9

Bake until the chicken is cooked through at 165 degrees F internally and the rice is tender, for about 10 minutes.

Step 10

Let the casserole cool for 5 minutes.

Step 11

Serve topped with cilantro and bacon.

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