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 (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 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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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 225645
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."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 219000
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

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

AdrianneKathleen User ID: 7810435 68176
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 92755 61489
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

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

JKvigne User ID: 6814027 68133
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"The whole family loved it! Very tasty."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 70170
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"Made this....we loved in my file of favorites!"

blgpts User ID: 676275 28081
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"wonderful recipe! subbed fresh pineapple & a 6 oz. can of juice for canned pineapple. Added peppers, green onions, and served over saffron rice. Its a keeper."

righter1 User ID: 838163 67987
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"I didn't have Dijon mustard and substituted a smaller amount of honey mustard, and it still turned out good! A nice change of pace from the savory chicken I usually make."

lpeters86 User ID: 3481982 50934
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"This recipe is AMAZING! The honey and pineapple compliment each other well; I am always being asked for the recipe."

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