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Pineapple Chicken

Sweet and tangy pineapple chicken makes an easy weeknight dinner.  This simple chicken recipe makes tender chicken that’s topped with a flavorful sauce. It you like teriyaki chicken, you’ll love this pineapple chicken recipe.

Easy one-skillet chicken dinners make like easier! This pineapple chicken recipe is a simple recipe that tastes like it takes a lot more time to make than it does.

The sauce for this pineapple chicken tastes similar to teriyaki sauce. It’s sweet and tangy, and, depending on how much chili garlic sauce you use, it can have a little heat, too.

Pineapple chicken sitting in sauce and topped with pineapple in a skillet

What goes well with pineapple chicken?

I like to serve this pineapple chicken with coconut rice. The creamy coconut rice goes well with the sweet and tangy sauce on this chicken.

This recipe makes plenty of sauce, which is great served over rice. It also reheats well, and the extra sauce helps to keep the chicken moist when it is reheated.

Pineapple chicken with coconut rice in a blue dish next to two forks

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Pineapple Chicken

Sweet and tangy pineapple chicken is an easy weeknight dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 338 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves*
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and chili garlic sauce together. Set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add chicken breast halves, and cook until browned on one side, about 3-5 minutes.

  4. Flip chicken and continue cooking until chicken reaches 165 F.

  5. Remove chicken to plate, and tent loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  6. Add soy sauce mixture to now-empty skillet.

  7. Bring just to boil, and cook until slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes. 

  8. Add pineapple chunks, and toss to coat.

  9. Serve sauce and pineapple over chicken.

Recipe Notes

*If you use chicken breasts, rather than the thinner chicken breast halves, the cooking time will vary.

**Nutrition values are estimates.

***I like to serve this chicken with coconut rice

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1448mg 60%
Potassium 676mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 16.2%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pineapple chicken is an one-skillet easy chicken dinner recipe that tastes like sweet and tangy homemade teriyaki chicken.
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  • Reply
    April 10, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    So delicious! Love me some pineapple and chicken, especially together.

    • Reply
      April 11, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Thanks! Glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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