Tangy Chicken Recipe
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Tangy Chicken Recipe

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I had some leftover pineapple and decided to cook it with onion, tomato, soy sauce and a hit of brown sugar. The result was a zesty chunky sauce, ideal for chicken and rice.—Lee Ann Odell, Erie , Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup canned unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 411mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in 1 teaspoon oil for 5-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add the pineapple, soy sauce, ketchup and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato; simmer 5 minutes longer. Return chicken to the skillet; sprinkle with parsley. cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Chicken in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p6

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