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Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Pineapple Chicken Recipe

I've been making this flavorful recipe since a friend gave it to me 30 years ago. Chunks of sweet pineapple, tender chicken and crunchy water chestnuts are coated in a tasty glaze.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Add the chicken, pineapple, water chestnuts and ginger; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 349 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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JoF123 User ID: 7395918 48582
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"Made this for the family and they love it. Our fussy eater even wanted seconds"

kirstenund User ID: 2683056 52878
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Husband and kids love this!"

wingsgirl02 User ID: 3820770 18135
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"It takes a lot for me to throw away food, but the flavor of this dish was just awful!"

JustineB User ID: 4314869 48580
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"Absolutely amazing flavor! My husband and I loved it and can't wait to make it again."

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