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
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 serving (calculated without rice): 572 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 188mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 69g 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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mjflowers User ID: 5877763 257860
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2016

"This was so good and really easy!! I added a sweet red bell pepper for color. Delicious! Will make again."

rodbender User ID: 1877542 145484
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."

kuchen84 User ID: 1073891 108063
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

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

maddawson User ID: 6637204 127381
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."

georgeanna User ID: 1160318 167629
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

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

raysue User ID: 3126582 167627
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."

SmilingRain User ID: 2373152 116369
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"This was delicious. Even my daughter, who strangely hates all sauces, marinades and condiments, LOVED this. I will definitely be making this again, and sharing the recipe."

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 103459
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"I made this when I was reminiscing about our anniverary trip to Hawaii we took this time last year. It was good--I didn't have any ginger so I left it out. I think it needs some more brown sugar but overall it was good and my husband liked it so it will go in my recipe box :)"

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 127379
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I used boneless instead of bone in and it was great still. Pineapple flavor very subtle."

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