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Fresh Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Updated on August 1, 2022

Fresh Pineapple Chicken With Pineapple Rice


About Fresh Pineapple Chicken

One night I went to have dinner with my sister. My little sister knows how much I love chicken cooked with tropical fruits, so she came up with the recipe to surprise me. I fell in love with this sweet and sticky chicken after that. It took me days of begging to get the recipe for pineapple chicken from her finally. I changed it up a bit, making it with fresh pineapple instead of canned and adding cinnamon and nutmeg. I feel the nutmeg and cinnamon give it something special.

The chicken is marinated with fresh pineapple, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger. It makes the perfect dinner for a warm night that will please everyone in your home. I've been making this fabulous recipe since my sister gave it ten years ago. It is a family favorite in my household. My kids love it and enjoy helping create it. As soon as the pineapples are in season, my kids start asking me to make pineapple chicken for them.

If you want to make this recipe on the hot end, add some red chili flakes or hot chili sauce. For really hot, you even try some Thai red chili pepper or hot chili oil. I would play around with it until you find a combination of sweetness and heat that works well for you. If you do try this, let me know what you did and how it turned out in the comments below, I would love to try some of your variations on the recipe.

4 stars from 3 ratings of Fresh Pineapple Chicken

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: Severs 6

What You Need For Fresh Pineapple Chicken

  • 6 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 c fresh pineapple, cut into cubes
  • 2 oranges, cut in chucks
  • 1 c pineapple juice
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 c light soy sauce
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

How You Make Fresh Pineapple Chicken

  1. Mix everything but chicken in a bowl.
  2. Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour half of the pineapple mixture over the chicken.
  3. Seal the bag and give it a good shake. Place the bag of chicken in a bowl or on a plate and refrigerate for at least an hour up to three.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet and brown chicken on both sides. Toss out the Ziploc bag with the sauce. Cook the chicken for 2-4 minutes on each side until it is brown.
  5. Pour on the remaining pineapple sauce mix from the bowl, cover, and cook 5-10 minutes until the chicken is done.
  6. I like to serve my chicken with rice and mango salsa.

© 2013 Brenda


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