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Tangy Pineapple Chicken

Tender chicken in a tangy sauce, topped with pretty pineapple, makes a mouthwatering main dish. The recipe comes from Jean Ecos of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened sliced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Hot cooked rice


  • Sprinkle chicken with the thyme, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Cut pineapple rings in half and set aside.
  • Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons juice until smooth; set aside. Combine the mustard, honey, garlic and remaining pineapple juice. Add to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture. Gradually add to pan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan. Top with pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 351 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Jan 13, 2019

    Love this dish! Very easy to make and has a lot of flavor. I subbed in pineapple chunks and it was very good! I also topped with some diced green onions.

  • sgronholz
    Apr 29, 2015

    My husband and I really enjoyed this delicious chicken! The recipe was easy to prepare and something I'll definitely make again. I did use pineapple chunks instead of sliced, but it still made a nice presentation.

  • scubacas
    Jan 27, 2015

    Very tasty super easy. I used fresh pineapple and pineapple juice.

  • AdrianneKathleen
    Oct 17, 2014

    Delicious! And easy! That's an A+ in my book!

  • snwilliamson
    Jul 20, 2013

    This was easy and tasty. Everyone in my family enjoyed it. It will become one of my last minute standbys.

  • JKvigne
    May 20, 2013

    The whole family loved it! Very tasty.

  • vewebber58
    Jul 9, 2012

    Made this....we loved in my file of favorites!

  • blgpts
    Jan 30, 2012

    wonderful recipe! subbed fresh pineapple & a 6 oz. can of juice for canned pineapple. Added peppers, green onions, and served over saffron rice. Its a keeper.

  • righter1
    Jun 24, 2010

    I didn't have Dijon mustard and substituted a smaller amount of honey mustard, and it still turned out good! A nice change of pace from the savory chicken I usually make.

  • lpeters86
    Apr 20, 2010

    This recipe is AMAZING! The honey and pineapple compliment each other well; I am always being asked for the recipe.