Italian Pineapple Chicken Recipe
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Italian Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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I created this dish one night when I was in a particular hurry. There is hardly any preparation involved, and everyone who tries it asks for the recipe.—Becky Lohmiller, Monticello, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 229 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Pour salad dressing into a shallow bowl; dip chicken in dressing. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken; cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add pineapple slices to the skillet; cook for 30 seconds on each side or until lightly browned. Place a slice on each chicken breast half. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Pineapple Chicken in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p15

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Very quick and dekicious."

peacharmadillo 42708
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"we've made this several times. I'm not fond of the swiss cheese, but it's easy to leave off. I can't make enough of the pineapple rings to satisfy the kids."

tlbdlb4evr 110731
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Made this again. This time I substituted the pineapple rings for tidbits. I think it worked out much better. This is a very good recipe."

tlbdlb4evr 85411
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Thought the combination of cheese and pineapple was questionable until I fixed this. It was very good. My husband raved about it throughout the entire meal. VERY easy and quick to fix, also."

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