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Baked Pineapple Chicken

Ginger and crushed pineapple flavor tender juicy chicken in this main dish recipe from Marcille Meyer of Battle Creek, Nebraska. Orange marmalade and lemon juice add just a hint of refreshing citrus tang. "It's simple to put together, low in fat and tasty, too," she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger, divided
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (6 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the broth, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon ginger; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set aside 1/4 cup pineapple (refrigerate remaining pineapple and juice for another use). In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Stir in the pineapple, orange marmalade, lemon juice and remaining ginger. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken in a 9-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with pineapple mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 207 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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  • Cupcake_k9
    Jun 16, 2019

    This dish was simple and flavorful. My family wasn’t so sure of the crushed pineapple-thought it was a little much on coverage so made again with chunks and they liked that better.

  • DWare5883
    May 20, 2016

    Very easy and low calorie. Pineapple give it a nice fresh taste.

  • LizaCooks
    Oct 16, 2012

    Forgot to mention I baked it in a cast iron skillet and put it under the broiler for the last 2 minutes to blacken the chicken and pineapple just a bit.

  • LizaCooks
    Oct 16, 2012

    Made this on Saturday. Hubby requested it again on Tuesday! I did replace the soy sauce with low sodium Worcester sauce and added a teaspoon of Sticky Fingers Memphis BBQ sauce to give it some kick. Great recipe!

  • kbpaulson
    Jun 8, 2010

    Yummy! Even the kids love this chicken! Need I say more?