Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe

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These juicy chicken thighs taste so rich and delicious with a sweet pineapple-maple glaze. I love that I can reach in my pantry for ingredients and end up with this impressive weeknight meal. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, ID
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Hot cooked brown rice

Directions

Drain pineapple well, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown thighs on both sides. Remove from pan.
In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add drained pineapple; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and reserved juice. Add chicken; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken to a serving plate; keep warm.
Increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir pineapple mixture until slightly thickened. Spoon over chicken; serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs in Simple & Delicious December/January 2017

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup pineapple mixture: 328 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Hot cooked brown rice
  1. Drain pineapple well, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown thighs on both sides. Remove from pan.
  2. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add drained pineapple; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and reserved juice. Add chicken; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken to a serving plate; keep warm.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir pineapple mixture until slightly thickened. Spoon over chicken; serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs in Simple & Delicious December/January 2017

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browns19fan User ID: 919833 258478
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2016

"Delicious! I prepared this dish with two skinless bone-in chicken thighs and an 8-ounce can of pineapple chunks. I used all of the juice from the pineapple and added 1/3 cup of chicken broth (thickened with 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch) at the end. And it didn't even take longer to cook; I microwaved the thighs on high for 1-1/2 minutes while I finished the sauce. My husband complimented his meal several times while he devoured it. Thank you for a wonderful recipe."

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