Pineapple Pepper Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
I came up with this recipe years ago by combining a couple of family favorites. Easy and versatile, it's great for potlucks. I can make the sauce ahead and use all wings or leg quarters when they're on sale. This is a welcome entree at senior citizen fellowship dinners. —Phyllis Minter, Wakefield, Kansas
Pineapple Pepper Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 3-1/2 pounds each), cut up
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, combine first 10 ingredients; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil on all sides.
  2. Place chicken in two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Add pineapple and green pepper; bake 15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 483 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (73g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.