30 Minute Meal/ One Pan

Hawaiian Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner for Moana – Eat Like A Princess

Easy Polynesian Chicken Recipe

This easy sheet pan dinner boasts simple fresh ingredients,  a tropical flare, and tons of awesome flavor! Ready in just 30 minutes, this is the perfect meal for any weeknight of the year! 

 

Eat Like A Princess Recipes

Welcome to the Eat Like A Princess Series!

I designed this series as a fun way to teach my daughters about new cultures through the Disney Princesses in hopes that they will become more open to trying new foods, to understand other cultures better, and to enjoy exploring the world around them. And still staying within the 30 minute weeknight dinner theme. You can see other recipes in this series here.

30 Minute Pineapple Chicken Recipe

 

“Moana! Make Way, Make Way!”

I think Moana will go down in history as my favorite Disney movie EVER. Seriously, what is not to love? Moana is a spunky and brave girl who follows her heart, who loves her family and culture deeply, and who is not afraid to do what needs to be done. Plus I love how they add tons of cultural touches into the movie. And hey, no prince!!!

 

Hawaiian Chicken 30 Minutes

 

**Note: This recipe is not intended to be 100% authentic. Moana is a fictional princess (errr.. chief’s daughter ) who lives in a made-up land called Motunui which is loosely based on Polynesian culture. This recipe is intended to be easy enough that children can help you prepare it by chopping up vegetables and adding final touches. It is my hope that it is interesting enough to pique their interest in new cultures and foods without being too intense or weird. 

 

Moana Inspired Recipe

 

We totally loooooved how this recipe turned out! This sheet pan recipe is super easy to create (just chopping!). My 6 year old is just starting to enjoy helping me chop things (with super close supervision) so chopping the pineapple, bell peppers and onion was fun for her. I had my 3 year old help me measure out the olive and sesame oils and drizzle them on and also really enjoyed sprinkling the shredded coconut and lime juice on after the meal was cooked.

Something super magical happens when you roast veggies and fruit, and this recipe is no exception. With minimal seasonings, and a little bit of roasting time, the ingredients are really allowed to shine here. Each ingredient is perfectly cooked, fantastically flavored, and soooo easy. My children gobbled this meal up happily, even though there was lots of joking that they were eating Her-Hei (you totally have to keep it real, right? LOL).

 

30 Minute Pineapple Chicken Sheet Pan

 

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Hawaiian Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner for Moana – Eat Like A Princess

Easy Polynesian Chicken Recipe

5 from 2 reviews

This easy sheet pan dinner boasts simple fresh ingredients,  a tropical flare, and tons of awesome flavor! Ready in just 30 minutes, this is the perfect meal for any weeknight of the year! 

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  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: Sheet Pan
  • Method: Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced in chunks
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green beer pepper, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into coins
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into thick slices
  • 1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • *Serve with Rice.

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 Degrees F.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Place the chicken, pineapple, peppers, and potatoes onto the baking sheet.

Drizzle with the oils, sprinkle with salt and pepper and brown sugar and toss to coat.

Evenly spread in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, then stir, and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Squeeze with the lime juice and sprinkle with the coconut.

Serve with rice

Enjoy!

Looking for other fun Eat Like A Princess recipes? Look no further!

Easy Kofta for Princess Jasmine

Princess Jasmine Kofta Recipe

Beef Empanadas for Princess Elena 

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Hawaiian Chicken Sheet Pan for Moana - Eat Like A Princess - Eat like a princess with this easy 30 minute meal that packs all the flavor that Moana would totally love! Perfect family friendly recipe!

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22 Comments

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    May 30, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    This looks SO wonderful and I love how easy it is to make. It’s great to get kids involved at an early age too! I can’t wait until my nephew is old enough to help me in the kitchen!

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    Julia @ Happy Foods Tube
    May 30, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    I love your Eat Like a Princess mission :). What a great idea! No wonder you loved it – it looks delicious! 🙂

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    Kate | Veggie Desserts
    May 30, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    My kids LOVE Moana – so this is perfect to make with them before we watch it!

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    Becky
    May 30, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    What a fun post! This looks so yummy, I love pineapple!

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    Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
    May 30, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Love that you use the thigh. My favorite part. And now I will have Moana songs in my head all day. Which I’m just fine with.

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    Angela
    May 30, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Oh my goodness, adorable and delicious! I love it!! The chicken sounds so great and I love a one pan meal!

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    Tara
    May 30, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Yum! I love all the colors and how easy this is to put together. Moana is a favorite with my kids and I bet they would love this.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
    May 30, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    I love sheet pan dinners! Love this idea.

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    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    May 30, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    30-minute meals are the best! Everyone needs a great recipe that is quick and easy!

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    Jennifer Farley
    May 30, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    This is so fun! I love how easy to recipe is.

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    Laura Nockett
    May 31, 2017 at 1:04 PM

    This is such a cute idea! What a great experience for your daughters!

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    Laura
    May 31, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    So cute! I can’t say we lived Moana (although we like the music)! But I’d eat this every day!

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    Leah
    May 31, 2017 at 11:40 PM

    This looks so delicious and I just love how you made it tied to the movie! What a fun idea for your girls, and I am sure that they were so excited to try it! What a great quick meal!

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    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    June 1, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    I love this series! So cute!

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      Jenni
      June 3, 2017 at 3:23 AM

      Thank you! We are really enjoying creating it!

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    Amy
    June 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM

    This is just such a great idea. And I love sheet pan dinners! I have to start being better about getting my girls helping me prepare food. I do better at breakfast time with them making pancakes and scrambling eggs and such but by dinnertime my patience is more exhausted and I just never get them in there with me. Thanks for setting a good example and reminding me how important it is!

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    Donna
    June 5, 2017 at 4:44 AM

    We loooove Moana around here! It is the only movie I have actually sat down and watched more than once since I was a kid, and my kids have that soundtrack going day and night (and day and night, and day and night…) 🙂 I showed my daughter the photo and told her we could eat the same food as Moana, and she is super excited 🙂

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    Ashleigh @ Dash of Evans
    June 6, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    We are also loving Moana and I love this meal idea! Chicken thighs are so delish! I showed my twins this and it’s on our meal plan now. YUM!

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    Michele
    June 10, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Such a fun idea! I love cooking with my niece… we’ll have to try this!

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    Char Ferrara
    June 10, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Yummmmm!

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    Kathy
    June 10, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    We love your cooking series! Moana is such a cute movie (we watched it like 10 times) and this dish is delicious!!! YUM!!!!

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate
    June 12, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    This series just makes me SO HAPPY! And my daughter is going to LOVE this sheet pan chicken dinner!

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