Chicken with Pineapple Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Pineapple Sauce Recipe

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Here's a sweet thick glaze that really dresses up plain chicken. We think it also tastes good over ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 79 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the pineapple, soy sauce, garlic salt and ginger. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened.
  2. Place chicken in a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Pour half of the sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Bake 10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 1 70°, basting several times with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with chives if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Pineapple Sauce in Country April/May 1999, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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SLB43 User ID: 7889581 52601
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Made this for company and they were wild about it! It really is delicious, served over rice."

wwcooking User ID: 7762362 85814
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"This is a great recipe, quick and easy with ingredients that are already on hand most of the time. However, the nutritional information given is completely inaccurate!! I track points with weight watchers and used the information provided to calculate points and it calculated to 2 points. (boneless, skinless chicken breast is 3 points for 4 oz.) I entered the entire recipe and it came out to 8 points! Huge difference!! It's still a relatively healthy entree, just not as healthy as the numbers provided lead you to believe."

maddawson User ID: 6637204 25495
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This was really quick, easy & good to make. Was almost like a sweet & sour chicken. Will definitely make again. It did take about 40 minutes for the chicken to bake though & not 25. Served it with broccoli & rice."

debbie wojcik User ID: 1115284 25491
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"Whoever thought it only takes 25 minutes to cook 4 chicken breasts must have a super oven. Took my chicken over an hour! It was okay but definitely misleading on time. Not a quick after work dinner."

ameeadora06 User ID: 6220497 203049
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"I ended up overcooking my chicken and it turned out a little dry, but with the mouth salivating sauce it was still delicious! I will definitely try this again!"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 51849
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"I cook it just like edankers did, but next time I'd add a little extra cornstarch because the sauce didn't thicken up enough. My family loved it."

faithncamy User ID: 3737544 25599
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I increased the cooking time and temperature (400 degrees) as my chicken breasts were thicker and taking longer to cook."

ifscrappy User ID: 2963216 69527
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"I made this recipe tonight. It's very quick and easy. I have a very picky husband and he loved it!"

edankers User ID: 3600777 52600
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"I served this chicken at a dinner party and it was a hit with the adults and kids. I used a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, 8 chicken breast halves and I 9x13 in. pan. I skipped the basting and poured all of the sauce over the chicken and baked for 45 mn. The chicken was very tender!"

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