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Chicken with Cherry Pineapple Sauce

Sweet and colorful, this tender, lower-fat chicken dish is simply fantastic! The quick prep time, fresh flavors, cherries and chunks of pineapple will make it a family favorite in no time. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and ginger. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken in oil.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a small bowl, combine the sauce, cherries and reserved juice; pour over chicken.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°, turning chicken once. Stir in pineapple and onions; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with about 1/4 cup sauce: 238 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 473mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
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  • icewoman116
    Jan 14, 2013

    I have been doing new recipes every day of the new year and so far this has been the best. I put it over some brown rice with green beans. Yummy!!!

  • northwestmom
    Jul 23, 2012

    Easy recipe to prepare. Instead of breast halves, we cut the chicken into bite size pieces. The flavor was *amazing*. Even the kids (11 & 14) said it needed to become a regular on the menu rotation! Excellent!!!

  • good2bslim
    Jun 17, 2012

    I made this but used fresh black cherries and it was simple to make and very tasty. The meal was well received by my family. I didn't have quite enough sweet and sour sauce so made up the difference with orange marmalade.

  • ahebb
    Apr 24, 2012

    Very tasty. Sweet & fresh. Easy to prepare. Will make again.

  • teedie
    Oct 15, 2011

    No comment left

  • lilHobbit
    Aug 2, 2011

    loved it was real easy to make and tasted great.will make it again

  • scubacas
    Jun 8, 2011

    Super easy to prepare and was delicious