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Baked Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Baked Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional 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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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 248444
Reviewed May. 20, 2016

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

LizaCooks User ID: 6921180 53333
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6921180 113000
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1221655 135278
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

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

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