Tangy Pineapple Chicken Recipe
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Tangy Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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Tender chicken in a tangy sauce, topped with pretty pineapple, makes a mouthwatering main dish. The recipe comes from Jean Ecos of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 351 calories, 8g fat (0g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 3 fruit 1/2 fat


  1. Sprinkle chicken with the thyme, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Cut pineapple rings in half and set aside.
  2. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons juice until smooth; set aside. Combine the mustard, honey, garlic and remaining pineapple juice. Add to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture. Gradually add to pan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan. Top with pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Pineapple Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p8

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"My husband and I really enjoyed this delicious chicken! The recipe was easy to prepare and something I'll definitely make again. I did use pineapple chunks instead of sliced, but it still made a nice presentation."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"Very tasty super easy. I used fresh pineapple and pineapple juice."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Delicious! And easy! That's an A+ in my book!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"This was easy and tasty. Everyone in my family enjoyed it. It will become one of my last minute standbys."

Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"The whole family loved it! Very tasty."

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