Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Chicken with Pineapple Recipe

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This quick-to-prep recipe tastes a little like sweet-and-sour chicken. It’s delicious! —Francisca Mesiano, Newport News, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (12 to 14 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup sauce and 2-1/2 pineapple slices (calculated without rice) equals 572 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 188 mg cholesterol, 627 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 69 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; place pineapple over chicken. Whisk the brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, salt, ginger and reserved juice until smooth; pour over top.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Chicken in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p63

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 Feb. 20, 2014

"Made this Tuesday for Supper over rice. My wife loved it and to make it again. The liquid created great flavor to the chicken. I used 3 pounds of chicken legs with the skin removed. Next time will double the sauce mix, reserving the second can of pineapple slices for something else. Rating: 6 stars out of 5."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Just made it. Very Good. Will make again."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"This was a tasty dish that my kids just loved! Had a friend stop by while it was cooking & asked what it was then proceeded to ask for the recipe!! It was a little too sweet so when I make it again I will reduce the amount of brown sugar in it."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"This was so easy to make and very tasty. It will be one of my favorites."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"This dish was the tastiest crock pot dinner I've ever made. So flavorful and healthy! Served it with steamed broccoli topped off the dinner."

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