Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: May. 28, 2023
These juicy chicken thighs taste so rich and delicious with a sweet pineapple-maple glaze. I love that I can reach in my pantry for ingredients and end up with this impressive weeknight meal. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Hot cooked brown rice


  1. Drain pineapple well, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown thighs on both sides. Remove from pan.
  2. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add drained pineapple; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and reserved juice. Add chicken; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken to a serving plate; keep warm.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir pineapple mixture until slightly thickened. Spoon over chicken; serve with rice.

Can you freeze Pineapple-Glazed Chicken Thighs?

Freeze cooled chicken in a freezer container. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat in microwave-safe container, covered, until a thermometer reads at least 165°, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup pineapple mixture: 328 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.