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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MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 53101
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"Very quick and dekicious."

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 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 User ID: 4229718 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 User ID: 4229718 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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