Pineapple Chicken Thighs Recipe

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The sweetness of pineapple is delicious in the golden brown sauce that covers the chicken.—LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Directions

  1. Place the chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and seasonings. Stir in the pineapple, soy sauce and vinegar until blended. Pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 20-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 185°, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Chicken Thighs in Country Woman September/October 2004, p36

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"My husband and I both thought the dish was superb. The only change I made was the use of crushed pineapple instead of chunks, as suggested by Kbolinsky. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation!"

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"This recipe surprised my whole family on how great it was! my tin of pineapple wasn't quite large enough so cut back on the vinegar and soy sauce and it turned out perfectly!"

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"EXCELLENT! Was worried it would be too sweet but it was perfect. I used a can of crushed pineapple instead of the chunks and it made a really nice sauce, instead of having the big chunks... also after pouring the sauce over the chicken, I sprinkled diced red onion and cooked and crumbled bacon on top. DELISH! Thanks for the recipe!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"This recipe is very easy and tasty."

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"These ingredients were fantastic with the chicken, with the exception of the vinegar. I didn't enjoy the tang, and it overpowered the pineapples flavor. Next time I will cut the amount in half at least, maybe by 3/4's."

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