Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Recipe
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Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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Who says you can't have a taste of the tropics on a weeknight? "A good friend gave me this recipe a year ago and I have made it many times since then. My husband and three sons rave about it." – Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into rings
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 463 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken, one piece, at a time, and shake to coat. In a skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, bouillon and ginger. Drain pineapple into a 2-cup measuring cup; set pineapple aside. Add enough cold water to juice to measure 1-1/4 cups. Stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Gradually whisk into sugar mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken; top with green pepper and reserved pineapple. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Cool chicken mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p57

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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gatlin User ID: 3483785 239475
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"This was very good, not to sweet. Kids aren't big fans of pineapple but they did enjoy this very much."

nannaboo User ID: 1460214 102485
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Was very good, a little too sweet for us, but will make again."

kredhead User ID: 710648 206093
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"This recipe is very good, we all loved it, I made a few changes as per the reviews & my own taste experience. I wanted to try & make it a one pot meal on the stovetop. I cut the chicken into smaller strips & chunks, diced the vegetables & bought crushed pineapple. I halved the sugar and added a red pepper & a few green onions. The sauce is really good, enough to coat even if you bulk the recipe up a bit. I added some garlic powder & spice to the flour mixture and shook it & the chicken in a paper bag to coat. I sautéed the chicken in fresh crushed garlic & oil then removed to a dish while I sautéed the vegetables in the same pan. When the veggies were done, I added in all the pineapple at once to warm & blend. Made the sauce, then added all the ingredients back to the same skillet. Tossed to coat & reheat. Was amazing over rice, can't wait for leftovers."

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 134044
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"I made this for dinner last week , it was pretty good but if I ever make it again I will cut the amount of sugar in half."

kmandres13 User ID: 6966504 81956
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"I used half the amount of sugar. Also I added shredded coconut into the flour mixture. I thought it was great!!!"

whibby User ID: 7178780 58507
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"Reduce the many of sugar"

bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 62111
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"This dish is AMAZING!! If I could rate this a 10 star meal I would. Well done on this one ;)"

minmom User ID: 5872938 141267
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Awesome dish especially if you like a sweet asian flavor! Leftovers on rice were out of this world! i will definitely make this again!"

minmom User ID: 5872938 147401
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Awesome dish especially if you like a sweet asian flavor! Leftovers on rice were out of this world!"

MaikoEmi User ID: 4616610 54363
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"While this is going in my recipe book, next time I'll be adding some minced garlic and some paprika as the flavor wasn't very deep. I used red peppers instead of green and they and the pineapples were amazing. The cook time was more like 40 minutes."

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