Pineapple Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Pineapple Chicken Thighs Recipe

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The sweetness of pineapple is delicious in the golden brown sauce that covers the chicken.—LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Directions

Place the chicken in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
In a bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and seasonings. Stir in the pineapple, soy sauce and vinegar until blended. Pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 185°, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Chicken Thighs in Country Woman September/October 2004, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh: 298 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  1. Place the chicken in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and seasonings. Stir in the pineapple, soy sauce and vinegar until blended. Pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 185°, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Chicken Thighs in Country Woman September/October 2004, p36

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cookie9659 User ID: 8325313 276357
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2017

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This recipe was very simple and very good. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and legs from Costco. 2 pkgs worked perfectly. I followed the directions except I sprinkled garlic salt and onion powder on the chicken first before baking 20mins and then used crushed pineapple and apple cider vinegar, like everyone else. I also used 3 Tbs of cornstarch. Perfect consistency.for the sauce. Spooned over Uncle Ben's 90 sec rice and a bag peas and carrots for a side. Delicious, easy and quick. Thanks for sharing this recipe!"

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Amanda User ID: 8976014 268142
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2017

"Since I was only cooking two chicken thigh for hubby and myself, I found a recipe divider and the portions for the sauce worked when they were divided down to 1/4. I cut down the first cook time to 10 min, then added the sauce and another 12 minutes later pulled it out and let it set while the rice cooked! I'm surprised that chicken this simple can be that good... and that easy. Served with jasmine rice cooked in chicken broth with a little salt with bell peppers and fresh cilantro just in the last minute of cooking the rice. Perfect weeknight dinner."

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saw-whet User ID: 2849135 260813
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"easy to make and very good."

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 243337
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Really flavorful dish and super easy to make! The only changes I made were to use crushed pineapple and apple cider vinegar for the sauce, which was amazing when served over rice."

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sjacnsmith User ID: 4105236 230664
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"My track record with chicken isn't great but this recipe redeemed me. My boys both ate two pieces of chicken even though they're not chicken fans, saying how moist and flavorful it was. I served it with rice and they took seconds of that too! I cooked this as directed except I had to add extra time. I pulled it out before 185 degrees. That sounds like drysville to me."

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 228114
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015 Edited Jun. 20, 2015

"Since it was going to be a long day, I tried making this dish in the crock pot like another reviewer did. DO NOT DO IT. The flavors of the sauce (which I tasted before it went in the crock pot) were delicious. The crock pot cooking watered it down. Next time, I'll pop it in the oven as written."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 220937
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Didn't expect this dish to be such a big hit! As a Taste Of Home volunteer food editor I love dishes that are quick to assemble and pack a big taste. This delivered! Spent $3.50 on chicken thighs and used pantry items for a great tasting recipe that the family loved. Next time may cut back on sugar to give it a little more 'tang' but every bit of chicken and the plentiful sauce was eaten. Can't wait to make again."

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phenolic101 User ID: 7690842 63809
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"Holy Moly, I was looking for a quick dish to do with thighs that needed to be cooked today. Came across this one, however, I would not have gave a second look to pineapple on my chicken. Saw the 5 stars, read the ingredients, decided to do this and WOW was I surprised at the outcome. YUM. We were savoring every bite. Served with rice cooked in chicken broth and parsley with a veg. Thanks for a new experience. Also, did use crushed pineapple too."

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MaggieWB User ID: 4951050 71427
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"My husband and I both thought the dish was superb. The only change I made was the use of crushed pineapple instead of chunks, as suggested by Kbolinsky. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation!"

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LeanneBosch User ID: 7427912 143467
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"This recipe surprised my whole family on how great it was! my tin of pineapple wasn't quite large enough so cut back on the vinegar and soy sauce and it turned out perfectly!"

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