Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce Recipe

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Sweet and colorful, this tender, lower-fat chicken dish is simply fantastic! The quick prep time, fresh flavors, cherries and chunks of pineapple will make it a family favorite in no time. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 1/4 cup sauce equals 238 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 473 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch 1/2 fruit 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and ginger. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken in oil.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a small bowl, combine the sauce, cherries and reserved juice; pour over chicken.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, turning chicken once. Stir in pineapple and onions; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p63

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"I have been doing new recipes every day of the new year and so far this has been the best. I put it over some brown rice with green beans. Yummy!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Easy recipe to prepare. Instead of breast halves, we cut the chicken into bite size pieces. The flavor was *amazing*. Even the kids (11 & 14) said it needed to become a regular on the menu rotation! Excellent!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"I made this but used fresh black cherries and it was simple to make and very tasty. The meal was well received by my family. I didn't have quite enough sweet and sour sauce so made up the difference with orange marmalade."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"Very tasty. Sweet & fresh. Easy to prepare. Will make again."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"loved it was real easy to make and tasted great.will make it again"

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