Pineapple Chicken Thighs
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken thigh: 298 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.
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Dec 8, 2017
Very easy and delicious! I added cut up red,orange ,yellow peppers, small onion ,celery and a few mushrooms to the dish just before adding the sauce. Took about 10 extra minutes but turned out great. Love one dish dinners not counting the rice pot of course!
Oct 16, 2017
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!
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.
Feb 5, 2017
Easy to make and very good.
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.
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.
Jun 17, 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.
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.
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.
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!