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Italian Pineapple Chicken

 Italian Pineapple Chicken
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 229 calories, 19 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.