Coconut Pineapple Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4-6 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
Pineapple, coconut and almonds dress up this pleasantly sweet treatment for cooked chicken. "It's a great way to serve leftover chicken," says Nyla Christensen of Rapid City, South Dakota. "Sometimes, I use turkey instead."


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set the pineapple aside. In a large skillet, combine the cornstarch, sugar, broth, lemon juice, salt and reserved juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Stir in the chicken, green pepper, coconut, pineapple, 1/4 cup almonds and extract. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 300 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.